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Author Nan, Shun-xun, 1934-
Title China's sacred sites / Nan Shunxun and Beverly Foit-Albert
Imprint Honesdale, PA : Himalayan Institute Press, c2007
book jacket
 傅{21426  WX NA6043 N175 2007    AVAILABLE    30530000435180
Descript viii, 259 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-254) and index
Contents: Foreword / by Kenneth Frampton -- Part I. Mountainscape culture and architecture. The silent music of architecture / Bonnie Foit-Albert -- Mountainscape culture and feng shui / Nan Shun-xun -- Geography and building layout / Nan Shun-Xun -- Architectural elements / Nan Shun-Xun -- Part II. Selected sites. Spacious summits. Mount Tai, the first mountain ; Mount Dochuan, aloof from the world ; Xiaoxitian, metaphor of the phoenix ; Mount Jin, wrapped in temples ; Dongyue Temple, the interplay of yin & yang ; Mount Wutai, five terrace peaks ; Mount Tiantai, the Fortress temple -- Cliff Structures. Xuankong, suspended temple ; Shibaozai, a path within a tower ; Longmen Dong, a ladder to heaven ; Yungang Grotto, structures in the stone ; North Mount Heng, both hidden and exposed ; Gongxian, the suspended coffins of the Bo ; Qinglong Dong, a unique meeting ground ; Mount Cang, the hidden mountain memorial -- Cave sites. Mount North Yandang, the search for deep awakening ; Ganlu, a temple on a pillar ; South Mount Yandang, lions frolicking with a ball ; Wufeng Academy, primitive simplicity ; Tianshui, the immortals' cliff ; Baofuyan, a grand open cavern ; Fangguangyan, borrowing heaven and earth ; Changyu Dongtian, quarry cave heaven -- Mountainside temples. Mount Kongtong, thunder sound peak ; Mount Qingcheng, green city mountain ; Erfo Temple, an entrance from above ; Mount Cangyan, temple on a bridge ; Mount Wudang, the nine curves wall ; Dazu Grotto, eaves on a cliff ; Erwang Memorial, a shifting axis ; Feiyunyan, building into rock -- Mountain Villages. Baoshan, a village on a rock ; Xijiang, a thousand family village ; Ganbao, stone terrace houses ; Xituo, ladder street ; Wuzheng, a loess cave village -- Riverside and lake sites. Fulong Guan, an irrigation memorial ; Leshan, a grand Buddha where rivers meet ; Jiaxian, the incense burner temple ; Yenshui Pavilion, a poetic lakeside courtyard ; East Lake, a small scenic quarry
"Examines how Chinese mountainscape culture merges architecture and nature by documenting over 50 ancient architectural and environmental sites, and featuring over 250 photographs and 100 architectural drawings. Provides overview of traditional Chinese philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, and explains the historical roots of feng shui, yin and yang, and chi"--Provided by publisher
Subject Temples, Buddhist -- China
Temples, Taoist -- China
Hillside architecture -- China
Vernacular architecture -- China
Spirituality in architecture
Alt Author Foit-Albert, Beverly, 1938-
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