Seen in the Yingzao fashi (1103 CE), referring to square beams carved with bracket-arms in low relief, layered within the wall plane above pillar tops. Also called “Shadow Bracket-arm(s)”. Also regarded as referring to the entire composition of square beams and bracket-arms within the wall plane above pillar tops (Cheng Mingda 2010; Xu Yitao 2005).
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- 1 FU, Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 355.
- 2 MILLER, Divine Nature of Power, 200.
- 3 GUO, A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture 中國建築英漢雙解辭典, 36.
Broad Match: Bracketing
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Bibliography:“ 扶壁栱 fúbìgǒng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published May 21, 2019. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000029.
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Entry Title: 扶壁栱 fúbìgǒng
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