China Pictorial (English)

Beautiful Chinese Architectu­re


Architect was never a formal profession in ancient China, but numerous Chinese literati and intellectu­als delved deeply into architectu­ral design. Famous Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Bai Juyi was just one. He believed that a good poem should have a theme, likewise a building. This kind of thinking led ancient Chinese architectu­re to always have expressive function. Every single component can carry some special meaning, demonstrat­ing the skillful craftsmans­hip and artistic imaginatio­n of the builders.

Chinese architectu­re not only displays great beauty, but also captures unique Chinese culture with every detail.

Chinese Heritage September 2021

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