Zhongguo jian zhu shi [History of Chinese Architecture]. Jiazao YUE, or LE.
Zhongguo jian zhu shi [History of Chinese Architecture].
Zhongguo jian zhu shi [History of Chinese Architecture].

“The First Book on Traditional Chinese Architecture
by a Chinese Author”

Zhongguo jian zhu shi [History of Chinese Architecture].

Numerous woodcut illus. (some folding), in Vol. III. Text vols.: 73; 45 folding leaves. Three vols. 8vo, orig. brown wrappers (several wrappers somewhat defective), new stitching. [Hang Xian: 1933].

First edition of “the first book on traditional Chinese architecture by a Chinese author.”–Shuishan Yu, “Chang’an Avenue and the Axes of Beijing” in Chang’an Avenue and the Modernization of Chinese Architecture (University of Washington Press), p. 261.

This is a pioneering work in Chinese architectural historiography. Yue (1867-1944), was a revolutionary turned literati scholar and served on the faculty of Beijing University’s Department of Architecture. The third volume contains a number of reproductions of line drawings by Yue; many are plans of Chinese cities.

Fine set.

Price: $2,000.00

Item ID: 7504

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