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|Other Titles:||Exploring the Forms and Decorations of Bed Screen Images in the Complete Collection of Ci from Song|
Department of Chinese, NTNU
There are four different forms about the bed screen images in Song dynasty‘s (960-1279) traditional architectures.1) The standing bed screen was usually installed in the back area of hall near the wall and became the visual center, or used for quiet works such as reading or resting in the study room; sometimes installed in the main entrance of living room and used for hiding the interior-view or blocking the wind. 2) The small bed screen near the pillow was often put in the position of head, which obstructed the wind and sunshine from outside. 3) The folding screen was composed by six or twelve pieces of items, which were made of paper or silk damask and was popular in Tang and Song dynasty. 4) The folding screen with boards around the bed had been large development in Song dynasty. It could form a quiet and private world where people could lean against it as if they were just awaking or sleepless. All of these could not only provide the needs of personal territoriality and privacy and then symbolize different feelings, the paper or silk damask with landscape painting, flower and bird patterns on the bed screen images but also could have helped to thaw the atmosphere of calm and gorgeous.
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