FOLK STONE LIONS - Ori Wisdom
FOLK STONE LIONS - Ori Wisdom
FOLK STONE LIONS - Ori Wisdom
FOLK STONE LIONS - Ori Wisdom
FOLK STONE LIONS - Ori Wisdom

FOLK STONE LIONS

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Traditional images of the lion are iconic cultural symbols of China. The lion is believed to be one of the most auspicious animals in Chinese folk culture. Images of the creature gradually gained popularity throughout the country as they spread from religious venues to people's homes. With their distinctive national character and regional features, rugged appearance and excellent craftsmanship, Chinese stone lions are favorites of the Chinese people. This book focuses on the development of stone lion carving, the evolution of its designs, the folk culture the creatures exemplify, the principles for stone lion carving, and the various styles and uses of stone lions. On these pages are more than 300 photographs of the carved beasts from nearly 20 regions in China.

Introduction
Stone Lions in Buildings
Gate Lions
Stone Lions on Gate Blocks
Stone Lions at the Top of Balusters
Stone Lions on Column Bases
Stone Lions as Architectural Features
Stone Lions on Paifang
Stone Lions on Hitching Posts
Guardian Lions
Landscape Lion Sculptures
Stone Lions as Interior Furnishings and Items for Daily Use
Ornamental Stone Lions
Baby Stones
Stone Lions on Yashi Slabs

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Foreign Languages Press (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 195mm×271mm