Liang Sicheng was a Chinese architect and scholar, often known as the father of modern Liang authored the first modern history on Chinese architecture, and he was the founder of the Architecture Department . Liang’s posthumous manuscript “Chinese Architecture, A Pictorial History”, written in English, edited by Wilma. Written in the s by the late Chinese architect and founder of historic research on China’s ancient architecture Ssu- ch’eng, and intended for a Western. A Pictorial History of Chinese Architecture: A Study of the Development of £ ] Forty years ago Liang Sicheng, pioneer architectural historian, decided to.

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Rossdavidh marked it as to-read Feb 08, Ulina marked it as to-read Oct 04, Tsinghua University University of Pennsylvania.

Liang Sicheng

It was not an easy task. Archived from the original on This has become a reference for any other school of architecture later developed in China.

He also realized that it was far from enough just to sit in his office day and night engaged in the books. Communist Party of China. Liang considered the study of Qing Structural Regulation as a stepping stone to the much more daunting task of studying the Song dynasty Yingzao Fashi Treatise on Architectural Methodsdue to the large number of specialist terms used in that manual differing substantially from the Qing dynasty architectural terminology.

Michael Speck marked it as to-read Jan 31, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lisa rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Baihua Literature and Art Publishing House. Inboth Liang and his wife Lin Huiyin, already in precarious health, were both dealt a great emotional and spiritual blow by the barrage of criticisms for their efforts to revive China’s traditional architecture, that their health both worsened.

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His wife, in particular, had succumbed to her long ailment in April after beaten their doctor’s prognosis on the estimated time left in her life with tuberculosis by several years.

Refresh and try again. In this proposal, Liang Sicheng and Chen Zhanxiang proposed different locations for the city center to the west of the Forbidden Cityeast of Gongzhufen and west of Yuetan.

Caroline marked it as to-read Jun 11, It’s a must-have for anyone interested in Asian architecture or historic photos of classic Chinese architecture.

Liang was rehabilitated posthumously after the end of the Cultural Hiatory.

Liang Sicheng – Wikipedia

Gabriella Yolanda marked it as to-read Jun 09, In Liang was forced to self-criticize and admit that he had made “mistakes”; which were deemed by the authorities as “academic mistakes”, rather than “political mistakes”. They demonstrated 5 key focus aspects on the new planning proposal of Beijing.

The book was on the study of the methods and rules of Qing architecture with the Qing Architecture Regulation sichdng several other ancient manuals as the textbook, the carpenters as teachers, and the Forbidden City in Beijing as teaching material.

He greatly benefited from his education in America, which also prepared him for his future career as a scholar aicheng professor in China. Lists with This Book. Frentz Patricia marked it as to-read Oct 26, This plan incorporates the contemporary American techniques in zoning, public administration, government finance and municipal engineering.

Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History

Famous examples include the China Fine Arts Gallerythe National Library of Chinaand Beijing west railway stationwhich are all typical of their large roofs. Arzu added it Nov 27, Despite Liang’s contribution to designing national emblem of the People’s Republic of China and helping with the reconstruction of Beijing, his theory of architecture, which emphasized the greatness of Chinese building tradition, was severely and publicly criticized; Liang was accused of “thinking that the Communist Party did not understand architecture”, and that his affinity to traditional designs was a “phenomenon of waste in construction”.



InLiang became a member of a newly developed organization in Beijing called the Society for Research in Chinese Architecture. They listed their arguments in the “Suggestions on the location of central government district”, which could also be seen in the letter Liang wrote to the Prime Minister of China Zhou Enlai at that time.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Inhe went to Yale University as a visiting fellow and served as the Chinese representative in the design of the United Nations Headquarters Building. They met in Beiping in during Stein’s trip to Asia.

This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat He said, “in the face of all the old buildings dating from different periods of histlry, it is our responsibility to protect and restore them.