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Anonymous Process and Absent Architect: Behind the Scenes of Chinese Rural Regeneration

Anonymous Process and Absent Architect: Behind the Scenes of Chinese Rural Regeneration AbstractThe concept of architect and the authorship of architecture in traditional China were shared by the literati and craftsmen. In the process of architecture, the boundary between designer and builder was blurred. The master-builder/carpenter-architect designed and constructed the physical building, and the literati represented and conceived the building through visual and textual practices. This paper intends to capture the relatively anonymous process of those carpenter-architects behind the scenes of the ongoing rural regeneration in China, through tracing the construction of his own family house done by a retiring carpenter in Bishan village, Anhui province. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Anonymous Process and Absent Architect: Behind the Scenes of Chinese Rural Regeneration

Architecture and Culture , Volume 6 (1): 10 – Jan 2, 2018

Anonymous Process and Absent Architect: Behind the Scenes of Chinese Rural Regeneration

Architecture and Culture , Volume 6 (1): 10 – Jan 2, 2018

Abstract

AbstractThe concept of architect and the authorship of architecture in traditional China were shared by the literati and craftsmen. In the process of architecture, the boundary between designer and builder was blurred. The master-builder/carpenter-architect designed and constructed the physical building, and the literati represented and conceived the building through visual and textual practices. This paper intends to capture the relatively anonymous process of those carpenter-architects behind the scenes of the ongoing rural regeneration in China, through tracing the construction of his own family house done by a retiring carpenter in Bishan village, Anhui province.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2017.1406261
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Abstract

AbstractThe concept of architect and the authorship of architecture in traditional China were shared by the literati and craftsmen. In the process of architecture, the boundary between designer and builder was blurred. The master-builder/carpenter-architect designed and constructed the physical building, and the literati represented and conceived the building through visual and textual practices. This paper intends to capture the relatively anonymous process of those carpenter-architects behind the scenes of the ongoing rural regeneration in China, through tracing the construction of his own family house done by a retiring carpenter in Bishan village, Anhui province.

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Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2018

Keywords: Chinese villages; rural regeneration; master builders; carpenter-architects; Bishan village

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