Decoration and Symbolism in Chinese Architecture
By: Kang Ger Wen
Publisher: National Heritage Board
Decoration and Symbolism in Chinese Architecture unlocks the hidden meanings behind the decorative symbols and architectural designs found in historic Chinese buildings in Singapore. Written by experts in the field and accompanied by beautiful photographs, this book features many monuments that reflect Chinese vernacular architecture in Singapore. It brings to light the beliefs, values, aspirations and world views of the pioneers who constructed the landmark buildings that nestle below Singapore’s modern skyline.
Essay contributed by Chern Jia Ding; general editor, Wong Hong Suen
Cover Type: Flexibound
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2013