In the Yingzao fashi (1103) this term refers to squared beams (fang 方) carved with bracket-arms in low relief and layered within the wall plane above pillar tops. It can also refer to the entire composition of square beams and bracket-arms within the wall plane above pillar tops (Cheng Mingda 2010; Xu Yitao 2005). Also called “shadow bracket-arm(s)” (yinggong 影栱).
Any information without attribution has been created following the Syriaca.org editorial guidelines.
- 1 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 355.
- 2 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 200.
- 3 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 36.
Broad Match: bracketing
How to Cite This Entry
Bibliography:REN Sijie 任思捷 et al., “ 扶壁栱 fúbìgǒng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published May 21, 2019. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000029.
About this Entry
Entry Title: 扶壁栱 fúbìgǒng
Authorial and Editorial Responsibility:
- Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
- ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, associate editor, Architectural Terminology
- REN Sijie 任思捷 and YANG Wantian 楊莞闐, entry contributors, “ 扶壁栱 fúbìgǒng”
- Website coordination by Yuh-Fen Benda
- Initial research and revision by REN Sijie 任思捷, YANG Wantian 楊莞闐
- Peer review by ATTCAT 2018
- Data entry, proofreading, and revision by Tracy Miller
- English proofreading and revision by Aurelia Campbell
- Chinese proofreading by ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净
- Adding citations and revising title statement by SUN Zheng 孫正
Copyright and License for Reuse
Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.