Author: Le Thanh Duc; Publisher: Arts; Size: 25.5 cm x25.5 cm; Quantity: 93 pages; Year: 2001
All over Vietnam, a Dinh could be found everywhere, provided the presence of King population. In the 12thcentury, Ly dynasty had issued an edict stipulating that all over the country, each village must have a Dinh built of its own. Along with temples and pagodas, The Dinh followed the Kinh People from the Red River Delta southwards to new lands, along Central Vietnam by Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces under the Le dynasty, further by Thuan Hoa and Quang Nam provinces under Mac dynasty, then followed the Nguyen Lords to Ca Mau, Ha Tien, to the remote red-soil Plateau of Tay Nguyen…
Thousand kilometre move through some three or four centuies has forced the Ding to adapt itself to new climate, new soil and new construction materials, to other cultural ways and building techniques. It finally became various, with its own style in each region.
Book “ The village Ding in Northern Vietnam” with 130 illustrations introduces to readers the beauty of the village Dinh of The Red River Delta will help them to get closer with the ancestral legacy of Vietnamese architecture and sculpture.
The book consists of four main contents:
Chapter I.The Vietnamese Dinh
Chapter II. The Dinh architecture
Chapter III. Decorative art at the Ding
Chapter IV. The wood-carving
The library of Vietnam National Museum of History (25 Tong Dan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) would like to introduce readers!