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"Humanities and Science University Journal" № 21 (Philology and Archaeology, World History, Art History), 2016

Characteristics of the “Dragon Pillars” Decorative Arts in the Traditional Chinese Architecture

Bian Zilong
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 In traditional Chinese architecture the image of the dragon is often used as a decorative element to emphasize the sanctity of the building and reinforce the projection of grandeur and power. Columns with images of a dragon are the main bearing elements of the building; hence, the origin of their name, i.e. the “dragon columns”. They were often placed inside a palace or a temple. Decorative art of «dragon columns” is de fi ned by
visual richness and exquisite craftsmanship and represents a classical example of the Chinese art of carving.
Keywords: dragon columns, architecture, carving, tradition.
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