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China (Ming and Qing Dynasties), 1368–1800

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

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... built in China in the 14th century. The technology had been used in underground tombs for centuries before then; about a dozen still survive. © Nancy Steinhardt. Six Buddhist monasteries exemplify Ming construction....

China (Liao to Yuan Dynasties), 907–1368

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

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... The hall is also known for the tips of its cantilevers, known as lute-faced, used only in eminent construction, and for the emphatic, vertical projection of its bracket arms. © Nancy Steinhardt. The last building...

China (Sui and Tang Dynasties), 581–907

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

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... in this Mongolian tomb. For an unknown occupant, the tomb’s structure and murals confirm the transmission of Chinese architectural designs far beyond the Tang Empire during the period. © Nancy Steinhardt...

Japan, 538–1333

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

5

... Early Buddhist Architecture in Japan. Translated by Mary N. Parent and Nancy S. Steinhardt . New Haven, CT and London : Yale University Press, 2010....