MELCHERS, Bernd. China. Zweiter Teil: Der Tempelbau. Die Lochan von Ling-yän-sï. Ein Hauptwerk buddhistischer Plastik. Hagen, Folkwang-Verlag, 1921.
4to, pp. 42 of text and pp. 147,  of which 146 of photographic illustrations; pp. 46,  of text, pp. 74, , 45,  of photographic illustrations and 18 floor plans and cutaway views printed on tracing paper, many folding, of temples and religious buildings; very good copies, bound in the original illustrated boards, spines direct lettered in black, heads and tails slightly worn.
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China. Erster Teil: Das Land der Mitte.
First edition of two of the most celebrated works on Chinese religious architecture, published as volumes IV and V of Geist, Kunst und Leben Asiens, with hundreds of pictures of temples and Buddhist sculptures, some of which are now lost. The second volume deals in particular with the Lingyan Temple complex (靈巖寺), a Buddhist temple located in Changqing District, Jinan, and one of the main temples in China during the Tang and Song dynasties, famous for its Thousand Buddha Hall which houses forty painted clay life-size luohan statues from the Song dynasty.
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