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Allegorical structure ДОМ и СЕМЬЯ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА, ПРОФЕССИИ И РЕМЕСЛА Название: Allegorical structure. dwelling fantasy and Architectonics in Southern China Автор: Xing Ruan Издательство: collage of Hawaii Press Год: 2007 Страниц: 219 ISBN: 0824821513 Формат: pdf Размер: eleven МбThis could appear a really good research of a minority crew in Southeast China--whose in part transcribed language he learnt whereas learning their buildings--yet Xing Ruan has used this exceptional miniature to light up the advanced relation among many different societies, their lifestyle, their rituals and ceremonies, and their structures. however the publication is way extra. Xing Ruan extrapolates from his miniature a well timed and intensely very important reminder of the way construction and behaviour interweave and the way crucial a few knowing of that advanced and very important relation needs to be for the way forward for the equipped environment.Скачать eighty five

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The curves resemble the roofs of the drum towers and wind-and-rain bridges in the same region, which are quite possibly ­serpent-related. Source: Photograph by Xing Ruan, 1992. Another type of Sax altar is a compound enclosed within walls but without a roof. These compounds are usually adjacent to the drum tower. 7). 5). 8). 9 The Sax altar of Dudong village in the Sanjiang region, Guangxi province. ” This is indeed an ironic juxtaposition between the meaning of a text and a quite different instrumental role played by an architectonic element.

And protection from the elements. 10). Small bridges are known as flower bridges in the southern Dong region. 11) or simply built on the ground without spanning a river. Although Dong bridges sometimes serve as temples, generally they house worldly activities. These bridges are frequently the scenes of social gatherings on hot or rainy days as well as locations for chance, romantic meetings under the moonlight. Dong bridges are found both outside and inside the villages. A zhai, or a village, may have several bridges.

A Dong village is typically composed of some public structures, housing, rice storage, and a graveyard. Public structures include Sax altars, or shrines, the drum tower, the opera stage, and the wind-and-rain bridges. 2 Zuolong village of the Sanjiang region in Guangxi province showing flat rice paddies along the river as well as housing and drum towers on one side of the river valley, all built on mountainous terrain. Source: Photograph by Xing Ruan, 1992. are all delegated with their own role and place in the Dong’s daily ­routines and seasonal festive activities, and they work together to make legible a Dong architectural narrative.

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