Analysis on the Architectural and Decorative Elements of Xiangxi Folk Buildings
History Research
Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 22-27
Received: May 18, 2018; Accepted: Jul. 1, 2018; Published: Jul. 31, 2018
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Lin Liu, Department of Art and Design, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
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This paper aimed to give an in-depth field research on the architectural and decorative elements of Xiangxi area in China. Xiangxi refers to the western region of Hunan. In Xiangxi there are unique regional culture and aesthetic features. Especially, the architectural and decorative elements are important parts of local decorative features. The components of folk buildings in Xiangxi include gable and roof ridge decoration, doors and windows, murals, roof beams and pillars are separately analyzed in detail. The decorations have the obvious geographical characteristics. It also can be found that building decorations not only have aesthetic attributes but also cultural connotations such as pursuit of happiness, disaster prevention, moral education, etiquette and other meanings. The conclusion of this research is, traditional architectural parts and decorative elements in Xiangxi have a great significance in historical and cultural levels, and owns the values of aesthetic and modern application as well.
Xiangxi Folk Building, Building Characteristics, Building Components, Decorative Characteristics, Regional Culture
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Lin Liu, Analysis on the Architectural and Decorative Elements of Xiangxi Folk Buildings, History Research. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 22-27. doi: 10.11648/j.history.20180601.13
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