Ancient Chinese Pagodas

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Author: Zhang Yuhuan & Luo Zhewen
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 7030001052
Published on: 1988-01
Hardcover

Numerous ancient pagodas are still in existence today in China. They represent a type of constructions which can justifiable be regarded as treasures of this country.

While the majority of these pagodas are multi-storied buildings were people can climb from floor to floor, some of them are just symbolic in nature, built to mark grand occasions, or delicately carved to serve as mementos.

The book Ancient Chinese Pagodas gives detailed descriptions of 400 pagodas selected from several thousand pagodas investigated by the authors. For all these pagodas pictures are provide, which are supplemented by pithy captions. In order to enable the reader to gain a better insight, the pagodas are grouped on a provincial basis and dealt with in historical sequence. To professionals in the fields of construction, cultural relics, archeology, religion, arts and science, and to those engaged in tourism, this gook provides handy and useful reference.



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