Kong Qinpu: BEIJING DE CHENGLOU YU PAILOU JIEGOU KAOCHA. (Investigations into the Construction of the Walls and Gates of Beijing and the City's Pailou). Beijing, 2014. vi, iii, 372 pp. 15 pp. b/w (and a few colour) text illustrations (total 98). 27x19 cm. Cloth.
Interesting and detailed survey of the walls and gates of old Peking and the city's distinctive pailou structures. Listings by name of gate with history and detail of the construction of each, later renovation and alteration - and destruction. Nearly 100 text illustrations of gates and pailou. A notable contribution by a construction engineer and scholar long resident in the city. All text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Architecture Beijing
Item 372 in List 203.
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