Chinese Buddhist Monasteries: Their Plan and its Function as a Setting for Buddhist Monastic Life
39cm x 29cm. [xiii], 396 pages, black and white illustrations and photographs throughout, fold-out sections with tissue guards, a few illustrations in colour, map, four 53cm x 73cm plan illustrations folded in pocket at rear.
A labour of love originally published in 1937 by Danish architect Johannes Prip-Moller (1889-1943). Thoroughly researched and illustrated throughout with photographs, floor plans, and architectural illustrations, this tome is still regarded as the definite work on the subject and provides invaluable insight into Chinese Buddhist monastic life.
Minor rubbing to tail board edges. A couple of very minor soil marks to edges. Folding plans are in Fine Condition. Near Fine Condition.