Study on the Decorative Art of Huizhou Ancient Folk Houses


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Architecture is a carrier of culture, as well as a product of one certain historical period. Influenced by the traditional culture over a long period of time, Huizhou folk houses have formed their own decorative design style with unique regional features. The article explores the design ideas on the decorative art of Huizhou ancient folk houses through formation and development of the decorative style, decorative characteristics, adornment subjects and decorative crafts. Based on it, the article excavates modern significance and value of the decorative art of Huizhou ancient folk houses, trying to get some references and enlightenments on modern architectural decorative design.



Edited by:

Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen




Q. Zhang et al., "Study on the Decorative Art of Huizhou Ancient Folk Houses", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 531-536, 2011

Online since:

July 2011




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