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Chinese and Indian architecture

Nelson Ikon Wu

Chinese and Indian architecture

the city of man, the mountain of God, and the realm of the immortals

by Nelson Ikon Wu

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Published by Readers Union in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementNelson I. Wu (Wu No-sun).
SeriesThe great ages of world architecture
The Physical Object
Pagination128p. ;
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18322735M

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How should one conceptually distinguish traditional Chinese from traditional Indian architecture. The late Nelson Wu posed a China/India dichotomy as a way of clarifying one’s thinking about traditional architecture in China and India in his essay length book, Chinese and Indian Architecture.

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[Nelson Ikon Wu]. The main feature of traditional Chinese architecture has been its stability; styles did not change much over the centuries.

In Europe, styles came in and out of fashion and so it is easy to guess the date of a building to within a century, this can not be done so easily in China. The splendor and wealth of the Mughal empire (from it comes much of India's greatest architecture, including the Taj Mahal) attracted British, Dutch, and French competition for the trade that Portugal had at first monopolized.

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Most surviving examples of Indian architecture before about the ad s are religious structures. They consist mainly of Buddhist shrines, or stupas, and of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain temples. The residences of monks give some idea of how nonreligious architecture must have appeared.

However, surprisingly few examples of palaces and ordinary. The history of architecture traces the changes in architecture through various traditions, now in Pakistan. From then on, Indian architecture and civil engineering continued to develop and because of this, they hold a very prominent place in Chinese architecture.

One of the earliest surviving examples is the brick pagoda at the Songyue. architecture in China and India in his essay length book, Chinese and Indian Architecture. His position has remained a major lens for understanding the difference between these two great poles of Asian architecture.

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Among the most-renowned monuments are many cave temples hewn from rock (of which those at Ajanta and Ellora are most noteworthy); the Sun Temple at Konarak (Konarka); the vast temple complexes at Bhubaneshwar, Khajuraho, and.