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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2008) 67 (4): 603–604.
Published: 01 December 2008
... ©© 2008 by the Society of Architectural Historians. 2008 The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci , by Miller Tracy . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center , 2007 , 265 pp., 40 color, 22 b/w, and 12 line illus. $$45, ISBN...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (1986) 45 (4): 339–357.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt Historians of premodern Chinese urbanism have long assumed that the origins of the Chinese imperial city plan stem from a passage in the Kaogong Ji (Record of Trades) section of the classical text Rituals of Zhou which describes the city of the King of Zhou. Taking this...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2020) 79 (2): 213–214.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Yu Zhuoyun, Yue Jiazao, and Fu Xinian in exploring palace function and ritual connotation, as well as the geometric logic of palace design. In general, however, she is more descriptive than analytical. Her book would have benefited from a more systematic consideration of fundamental issues, such as...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2020) 79 (1): 104–106.
Published: 01 March 2020
... imagery. Much of this early material was inherently ephemeral. It is thus fitting that the chapter's introduction and conclusion are framed by the ritual performance of the aśvamedha yajña (horse sacrifice), indexed by the fortuitous remains of three brick altars, built by the king Śīlavarman, in the...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2020) 79 (1): 110–111.
Published: 01 March 2020
... contestations around restoration of its many ancient monuments. Western views that building fabric is intrinsic to historical authenticity have long run counter to local beliefs that the sacred power embedded in Bagan's monuments requires ritual reinforcement and renewal. However, Winter notes how the local...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2019) 78 (4): 409–421.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and privacy as key determinants in Islamic architecture. In the case of Native American building, Gutkind emphasizes the impact of climate and environment over cultural factors, although he does note, in reference to the Navajo hogan, that ritual and myths are ultimately just as important as...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2018) 77 (3): 319–338.
Published: 01 September 2018
... contract around shifting power centers. This stands in contrast to the Cartesian, cadastral concept of the modern nation-state. Each mandala is centered on a “man of prowess,” or phu mi bun , and typically involves the ritual divination of ancestors. See O. W. Wolters, History, Culture, and Region in...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2017) 76 (3): 418–423.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and Ritual,” Maggie Popkin, Case Western Reserve University “The Templum Pacis and the Poetics of the ‘Flavian Baroque,’” John Senseney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “ Quae visa vera, quae non veriora : Poetics of Monumentality,” Fikret Yegul, University of California, Santa...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2016) 75 (2): 182–200.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Chang'an (618–907 AD), for example, was 150 to 155 meters wide, with an additional 2.5-meter-wide drainage ditch on each side ( Figure 1 ). The prominent position of the street manifests its prime social role as the site of imperial and ritual processions. 2 The city of Tang Chang'an was...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2014) 73 (1): 12–16.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of a historical period and link those rhythms to the architecture of that time. Seventh, Chinese architectural historians have examined the relationship of ancient philosophical writings, ethical beliefs, ritual, ceremonies, customs, folk beliefs, and folk superstitions to the formation and...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2014) 73 (1): 38–60.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Bibliographical Guide (Berkeley, Calif.: Society for the Study of Early China and Institute of East Asian Studies, 1993). 22. James L. Watson, “The Structure of Chinese Funerary Rites: Elementary Forms, Ritual Sequence, and the Primacy of Performance,” in Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2013) 72 (4): 503–529.
Published: 01 December 2013
... institutions emphasize contemporary practice, materials, and process over historical narrative; historical artifacts appear alongside contemporary productions, and works of fine art are shown alongside functional objects. Videos underscore artworks’ origins in collective rituals that encompass dance and music...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2012) 71 (4): 564–565.
Published: 01 December 2012
... devises a novel and useful conceptual framework in order to identify the persistent patterns among materials spanning a period of almost 3,000 years. According to Wu, Chinese tombs comprise two independent architectures: aboveground structures that served as landmarks or ritual shrines and underground...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2011) 70 (3): 388–389.
Published: 01 September 2011
... introduction. She postulates that they were symbolic rather than ritual objects; that those of the second century BCE can be stylistically distinguished from those of the later three Han centuries; and that mingqi were made for wealthy, literate patrons, but not imperial ones (2–7). There follow seven...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2011) 70 (1): 7–17.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Chinese ritual Dong dwelling time and space Chinese construction Figure 3 Section and plans of a Dong house (from Xingqiang Zhang, ed., Guangxi Minzhu Chuantong Jianzhu Shilu 广西民族传统建筑实录 [The Record of Vernacular Architecture in Guangxi] [Nanning: Guanxi Kexue Jishu Press, 1991], 69). Key: 1...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2010) 69 (3): 311–319.
Published: 01 September 2010
... west. When the tiny toddler stands on the central axis that extends from the Hall to the courtyard and beyond, the architecture performs something like the human kowtowing that is taking place in the vast courtyard: continuing to practice a once-important ritual, which has become a formal exercise...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2008) 67 (4): 600–603.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2007, 265 pp., 40 color, 22 b/w, and 12 line illus. $45, ISBN 067402513X Ise Shrine in Japan has long stood as the essential monument for academic study of sacred architecture in...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2008) 67 (4): 636–644.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., Jayne, Eero Saarinen, 4:613 15 Miller, Tracy, The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 4:603 4 Mislin, Miron, Industriearchitektur in Berlin 1840 1910, 3:451 52 Murphy, Michelle, Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environ- I N D E X 643...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2008) 67 (4): 482–503.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Year, Dragon Boat, and Mid-Autumn when the customers payments for the courtesans outcall services in the previous four months were due, the courtesan houses observed shaolutou, a ritual to honor the god of wealth, and held banquet parties (hosted by their primary patron). Another religious event...
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2008) 67 (3): 330–361.
Published: 01 September 2008
... China s cities and in all her provinces and autonomous regions. About two-thirds of China s mosques, some twenty-three thousand, are in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the territory formerly known as Chi- nese Central Asia or Chinese Turkestan. Adjacent to Kyr- gyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan...