Softcover. Honolulu, University of HawaiinPress, 2nd pr., 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 362 pages, b&w illustrations and photos. China's Old Dwellings is the most comprehensive critical examination of China's folk architectural forms in any language. It begins by tracing the interest in Chinese vernacular buildings in the twentieth century. Early chapters detail common and distinctive spatial components, including the interior and exterior modular spaces that are axiomatic components of most Chinese dwellings as well as conventional structural components and building materials common in Chinese construction. Later chapters examine representative housing types in the three broad cultural realms--northern, southern, and western--into which China has been divided. Knapp completes his survey with an exploration of China's old dwellings in the context of the rapid economic and social changes that are destroying so
Hardcover. US, Tuttle Publishing, 1st, 2003-04-15, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 178 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Three scratches to fore-edge. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Previous owner's stamp on front end paper. Clean, tight copy.