This book introduces the classic work of Shanxi merchants'
architecture-Wang's Grand Courtyard, which
can be regarded as China's folk Palace. With classical architectural and
sculptural art and profound
historical background, Wang's Grand Courtyard has enjoyed a high
reputation among all the
architectures in Shanxi Province. This book presents the architectural
form, woodcarving, stone
carving and brick carving of Wang's Grand Courtyard, and also explains the
historical background of
building the courtyard as well as the status of the courtyard in China's
history of architecture.