By Xing Ruan
Allegorical structure ДОМ и СЕМЬЯ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА, ПРОФЕССИИ И РЕМЕСЛА Название: Allegorical structure. residing fantasy and Architectonics in Southern China Автор: Xing Ruan Издательство: collage of Hawaii Press Год: 2007 Страниц: 219 ISBN: 0824821513 Формат: pdf Размер: eleven МбThis could appear a really expert learn of a minority team in Southeast China--whose in part transcribed language he learnt whereas learning their buildings--yet Xing Ruan has used this superb miniature to light up the advanced relation among many different societies, their lifestyle, their rituals and ceremonies, and their constructions. however the booklet is far extra. Xing Ruan extrapolates from his miniature a well timed and extremely vital reminder of the way development and behaviour interweave and the way crucial a few figuring out of that complicated and important relation needs to be for the way forward for the equipped environment.Скачать.comuploading.com eighty five
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6). A village may have more than one Sax temple. Seemingly they are randomly scattered within the settlement and often merge into the housing blocks without attracting visitors’ attention; only locals know where they are. These temples are usually locked, and people are allowed to enter only when rituals are performed. An altar, constructed with white stones and often with an umbrella inserted in the top, is in the temple. 6 One of the Sax altars in Chezhai village of the Rongjiang region, Guizhou prov- ince, is housed in a simple temple.
9 Although the drum is rarely beaten to solicit attention from villagers, the Dong drum tower is typically the highest, and symbolically the most revered, structure in the village. The plan shapes vary from that of a nine-square grid to a hexagon or octagon. The multistoried, pagoda-like roofs are always odd numbers, however, ranging from three to fifteen levels. In most cases, the ground level of the lower pavilion is where the drum tower is inhabited and there are no upper floors. A fire pit is directly at the center.
It is also an ongoing action, a constant mapping and remapping of the site through the processes of making and inhabiting. As noted in Chapter 1, the architectural elements of a Dong settlement usually include a drum tower and square, housing, wind-and-rain bridges, Sax altars or shrines, an opera stage, a graveyard, earth god shrines, village gates, well shelters, roadside pavilions, and barns. The location and general morphology of a Dong settlement—and, more important, the disposition and composite order of these architectural elements—construct a legacy of the past for the Dong.
Allegorical Architecture by Xing Ruan