China is renowned for its enchanting, tranquil gardens, designed to reflect both the charm of nature and the ancient Chinese view of life. Chinese Gardens explores the creation of classical gardens through history, discussing the theories and artistic conception behind these gardens and the development of diverse regional styles. Lou Qingxi provides a comprehensive introduction to the distinctive combination of nature, philosophy and art that is unique to Chinese gardens, complemented with full color illustrations throughout.Read more
- An accessible introduction to the charm of China's enchanting, tranquil gardens
- Written by a Chinese expert whose work is not widely available outside of China
- Full color illustrations support the discussion throughout
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: August 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521186612
- length: 176 pages
- dimensions: 230 x 157 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.32kg
- contains: 160 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Landscape gardens
2. Private gardens of the Ming and Qing dynasties
3. Magnificent imperial gardens
4. Masters of garden design and theories of garden creation
5. Beauty and symbolism in Chinese gardens
Appendix: chronological table of Chinese dynasties.
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