Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture, Vol. 1: General


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Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture, Vol. 1: General Introduction


Author/Editor: Zhang Fuchang

Illustrators: Various

Order No. 1143

ISBN-13: 9781622460373

ISBN-10:  1622460375

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books AND Tsinghua University Press

Pub Year: 2018

Language: English

Size: 8.5 x 11

Page: 392

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About the Book


Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture (In 4 Volumes)


Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture is the first work in China and elsewhere that introduces the history and features of traditional furniture in representative regions and ethnic groups of China in a comprehensive way — beds, chairs and stools, tables, shelves, cabinets and cupboards, screens, lattice-style doors and windows, and miscellaneous. It contains four volumes with sufficient illustrative texts and about 10,000 photos and illustrations: General Introduction, Ethnical Minorities, Regional Characteristics, and Diversified Scenarios.


General Introduction explains the basic concepts, main classification, composition, and characteristics of traditional Chinese furniture. Ethnical Minorities reviews the main characteristics in minority groups such as the Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur, Miao, Yi, Manchu, Korean, Dai, and Naxi (Nakhi), among others. Regional Characteristics introduces the furniture made in some representative regions in China and illustrates the typical characteristics, materials, and processing methods. Diversified Scenarios discusses the furniture of royal palaces, government offices in ancient China, temples, gardens, as well as residences of officials, famous people, and common people.


The work is suitable for library collection, and as an important reference material for professionals in enterprises and research institutions specializing in furniture, interior decoration and architectural design, teachers and students devoted to furniture and industrial design, as well as readers who are interested in traditional Chinese furniture and culture.


About This Volume: General Introduction


This volume introduces the basic concepts, formation and research significance of traditional furniture. It also illustrates the main classification, composition of traditional furniture with examples in some representative areas. It discusses the details of structures, materials and processing techniques of traditional furniture. It also touches on many aspects of Chinese bamboo furniture. The last part of the volume explores the style blanking and reconstruction in modern times, the research and development direction, inheritance and innovation.


Table of Contents


Preface I

Preface II


1 An Overview of Chinese Traditional Furniture

2 The Classification and Main Elements of Chinese Traditional Furniture

3 The Features of Chinese Traditional Furniture

4 The Decoration of Chinese Traditional Furniture

5 The Construction of Chinese Traditional Furniture

6 The Craftsmanship in Chinese Traditional Furniture

7 Species and Features of Wood Used in Chinese Traditional Furniture

8 Chinese Traditional Bamboo Furniture

9 Exploration and Outlook of Chinese Traditional Furniture


Appendix A Illustrations of Examples for Techniques Applied in Traditional Chinese Furniture  

Appendix B Repairing of Chinese Traditional Furniture

Appendix C Term List

Appendix D Illustrations of Chinese Traditional Furniture



About the Author/Editor


Zhang Fuchang is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Jiangnan University. He is associate president and a member of the expert committee of China Industrial Design Association, a member of the expert committee of China National Furniture Association, a member of the industrial design committee of China Artists Association, and a member of the Japanese Society for the Science of Design. Prof. Zhang has been engaged in industrial design education for over 50 years and is one of the pioneers of China’s industrial design education. He has published and co-published about 50 books including Chinese Folk Furniture and Indoor Furniture Design. His publications have won the Excellence Award of National Science and Technology Books, and first prize of Industrial Design of the Ministry of Light Industry, among others.


The Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture Set


Vol. 1: General Introduction | ISBN 9781622460373

Vol. 2: Ethnical Minorities | ISBN 9781622460380

Vol. 3: Regional Characteristics | ISBN 9781622460397

Vol. 4: Diversified Scenarios | ISBN 9781622460403


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Weight 5 lbs