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By Ronald G. Knapp,Peter Bol,A. Chester Ong

Bridges, the least identified and understood of China's many wonders, are considered one of its such a lot extraordinary and resilient feats of architectural prowess.

Chinese Bridges brings jointly an intensive examine the marvels of chinese language bridge layout from one of many world's major specialists on chinese language tradition and ancient geography, Ronald G. Knapp. whereas many give some thought to bridges to be basically utilitarian civil engineering, the bridges of China circulate past that stereotype, as many are undeniably dramatic, even majestic and bold. Chinese Bridges illustrates intimately 20 well-preserved historical bridges in addition to descriptions and essays at the precise architectural components shared by means of some of the designs.

For the 1st time in an English-language publication, Chinese Bridges documents ratings of newly came across bridges throughout China's significant panorama, illustrated with over four hundred colour pictures, in addition to woodblock prints, old photos, work and line drawings.

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