Unfolding the Principle of Color Decoration in Yingzao Fashi
Monday, May 20, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bunche Hall 11377
A talk by Li Luke 李路珂, Tsinghua University
The Building Standard, Yingzao fashi, of the 12th-century, is one of the oldest surviving manuals on building. It was considered a key document on Chinese architecture. This document has been studied by many eminent Chinese architectural historians, but generally from the point of view of construction, whereas the aspect of colored decoration has usually been overlooked. Nonetheless, without a deep understanding of decoration, we cannot really grasp the whole picture of Song Dynasty buildings, let alone its aesthetics, even though some of them have survived.
Li Luke is trained in architecture. She received her bachelor's degree in Architecture in 2001 and her doctorate degree in Architectural History and Theory in 2007 at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In 2007 she joined the faculty at Tsinghua University to teach The History of World Modern Architecture and the Yale/Tsinghua Joint Design Studio in Beijing.