Liang Sicheng was a Chinese architect and scholar, often known as the father of modern Liang authored the first modern history on Chinese architecture, and he was the founder of the Architecture Department . Liang’s posthumous manuscript “Chinese Architecture, A Pictorial History”, written in English, edited by Wilma. Written in the s by the late Chinese architect and founder of historic research on China’s ancient architecture Ssu- ch’eng, and intended for a Western. A Pictorial History of Chinese Architecture: A Study of the Development of £ ] Forty years ago Liang Sicheng, pioneer architectural historian, decided to.

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Three years later, Liang received his master’s degree in architecture. After the war, Liang was invited to establish the architectural and urban planning programs at Tsinghua University. Lisa rated it it was amazing Oct 22, His wife, in particular, had succumbed to her long ailment in April after pictoriap their doctor’s prognosis on the estimated time left in her life with tuberculosis by several years.

Daniel Zhou rated it it was amazing Jun sifheng, Liang authored the first modern history on Chinese architecture, and he was the founder of the Architecture Department of Northeastern University in and Tsinghua University in Communist Party of China. However, during the Cultural RevolutionLiang Sicheng was again persecuted as “an authority of counter-revolutionary scholarship”, and all his co-workers at Tsinghua University were sent off to the rural regions as part of the ” Down to the Countryside Movement “.

Open Preview See pictotial Problem? Lists with This Book. They listed their arguments in the “Suggestions on the location of central government district”, which piftorial also be seen in the letter Liang wrote to the Prime Minister of China Zhou Enlai at that time. InLiang became a member of a newly developed organization in Beijing called the Society for Research in Chinese Architecture.


Based on years of unprecedented field studies by the author, the illustrations depict many of the temples, pagodas, tombs, bridges, and imperial palaces comprising China’s architectural heritage. It was not an easy task.

Andrea Adhisty rated it off was amazing Oct 11, Arcbitecture biggest ambition was to preserve old Beijing, which had served as the capital city of the JinYuanMingand Qing dynasties, in its entirety.

A Pictorial History” contains many detailed sketches, photographs, and early interpretations by Liang.

The book was on the study of the methods and rules of Qing architecture with the Qing Architecture Regulation and several other ancient manuals as the textbook, the carpenters as teachers, and the Forbidden City in Beijing as teaching material.

Liang Sicheng was educated by his father in this progressive environment. Amanda marked it as to-read Oct 18, Liang Qichao quit his government post and initiated a social and literary movement to introduce modern, Western thought to Chinese society. Tao Pictoriql marked it as to-read Sep 03, He felt a strong impulse to study Chinese traditional architecture and that it was his responsibility to interpret and convey its building methods. They demonstrated 5 key focus aspects on the new planning proposal of Beijing.

In his proposal he expressed his attitude toward historic buildings.

Mark added it Jul 05, Arzu added it Nov 27, However, in the face of opposition from conservatives in the Qing court, the movement failed. China National Philatelic Corporation in Chinese. All of these books became the platform for later scholars to explore the principles and evolution of Chinese architecture, and are still considered classics today. Liang’s advice that it scheng resemble the stone memorial stele universally found throughout China swayed the design group.

To spread and share his understandings and appreciation of Chinese architecture, and most importantly, to help save its diminishing building technologies, Liang published his first kf, Qing Structural Regulations in Laura Giglio marked it as to-read Apr 15, Inthey were commissioned to design the Monument to the People’s Heroeswhich was to be erected in architecthre center of the Tiananmen Square.


Paperbackpages. This plan incorporates the contemporary American techniques in zoning, public administration, government finance and municipal engineering.

Liang Sicheng – Wikipedia

His father, Liang Qichaowas one of the most prominent Chinese scholars of the early 20th century. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He died in Beijing in Istvan Kovacs added it Jun 05, They went anyway, established the second School of Architecture in China, but also the first curriculum which took a western one to be precise the curriculum from University of Pennsylvania as its prototype. Return to Book Page. He greatly benefited from his education in America, which also prepared him for his future career as a scholar and professor in China.

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Liang Sicheng

Liang’s involvement in city planning was further inspired by Clarence Steinthe chairman of the Regional Planning Association of America. Since the carpenters were generally illiterate, methods of construction were usually conveyed orally from master to apprentice, and were regarded as secrets within every craft.

Cqreads rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Before starting sichrng work, we need to carefully look into its background, to fix it in a rational way in order to extend its existence for as long as possible. Fair marked it as to-read Oct 29,