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The art of Chinese gardens

Chung, Wah Nan.

The art of Chinese gardens

by Chung, Wah Nan.

  • 268 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Hong Kong University Press in [Hong Kong] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Gardens, Chinese -- Pictorial works.,
    • Gardens -- China -- Pictorial works.

    • Edition Notes

      Title in Chinese on p. [4] of cover: Chung-kuo yüan lin i shu.

      Other titlesChung-kuo yüan lin i shu.
      StatementChung Wah Nan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB457.55 .C48 1982
      The Physical Object
      Pagination251 p. :
      Number of Pages251
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3217593M
      ISBN 109622090591
      LC Control Number83126433

        “Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints” unites several interests at The Huntington. It is the home of one of the most extensive collections of early printed books in the nation, various collections of prints by European and American artists, and one of the largest Chinese scholar’s gardens outside of China.   Just as all other art forms in the Chinese culture have been affected by its two main indigenous philosophies, Confucianism or Daoism so has the Chinese garden. This is reflected in the importance placed on its siting, determined by the ancient art of “Feng Sui’ (Air and Water).

        A new book from Phaidon - The Chinese Art Book presents a definitive selection of works, from the earliest dynasties to the new generation of contemporary artists enlivening the global art. A lovely introduction to the beauty of the Chinese garden. In contrast with natural scenery, the splendor of the Chinese garden lies in the combining of culture and art. How did the classic Chinese garden take shape and develop? How many prototypes are there in Chinese gardens? What similarities do these models share and how do they differ from each other?

      A catalogue issued in conjunction with "Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints" at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Septem January 9, The exhibition and catalogue explore the art, craft, and cultural significance of Chinese woodblock prints made during their golden age, from the. This lesson addresses the changing design and role of gardens across 3, years of Chinese history, from the Zhou Dynasty ( - BCE) to the Ming Dynasty ( - CE), including the.


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The Art of Chinese Gardens New Ed Edition by Chung Wah-Nan (Author) ISBN Author: Chung Wah-Nan. Keswick has found the middle ground in creating a volume about the elements of the Chinese garden and a volume that stands strongly as simply an art book. Highly recommended for repeated readings.

Grady Harp, April /5(5). The Great Gardens of China serves as a compendium—in text and illustration—of all facets of the Chinese garden.

This book allows a total immersion in the enticing art of Chinese classical gardens The book has helped me greatly to understand how Chinese gardens work and how to borrow from them for our own gardens in the West/5(7). Ancient Chinese gardens gave inspiration to bonsai and miniature landscape art as well as the Zen gardens of Japan.

Keswick's use of pictures and stories make the book indeed by: Oblong. Narrative text in English. Photo titles in Chinese and English. Beautiful images Chinese gardens over the centuries, The art of Chinese gardens book natural and man-made, including buildings, walls and footpaths, windows, doors, bridges, sculptures and other elements of garden artistry and form.

Beautiful photos. (Inventory #: ). Keswick conducts us through the art and architecture, the principles and techniques of Chinese gardens, showing us their long history as the background for a civilization--the settings for China's great poets and painters, the scenes of ribald parties and peaceful /5.

The Chinese Garden: History, Art and Architecture - Maggie Keswick, Charles Jencks, Alison Hardie - Google Books. Dense with winding paths, dominated by huge rock piles and buildings squeezed into small spaces, the characteristic Chinese garden is, for many foreigners, so unlike anything else as to be incomprehensible.

The Chinese garden: history, art, and architecture User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict The original edition of Keswick's book was the standard source on Chinese gardens in English, as. Edwin Morris, a botanist and scholar of Chinese culture, has written this methodical book to explain the Chinese gardens in their varieties, outlay, floral content and localities.

It is an easy to read book, interspered with historical stories and a personal touch, which relate this ancient horticultural art Cited by: 2.

In A Chinese Garden book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Start by marking “In A Chinese Garden: The Art And Architecture Of The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden” as Want to Read: Excellent introduction to Chinese scholar gardens and a great overview of the history of the Sun Yat-Sen Gardens.

I /5. Genre/Form: Pictorial works: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chung, Wah Nan. Art of Chinese gardens. [Hong Kong]: Hong Kong University Press, The art of Chinese garden has a rich theme of ideas and a subtle imaginary, because of the rich aesthetic ideas associated with Chinese gardens and the profound Chinese traditional culture.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wen, Jun. Art of the Chinese gardens. [Beijing]: China Travel & Tourism Press, (OCoLC) Document Type. Siren, Osvald () Gardens of China. Ronald Press Company, New York.

This book allows a total immersion in the enticing art of Chinese classical gardens The book has helped me greatly to understand how Chinese gardens work and how to borrow from them for our own gardens in the West.

I believe that Chinese gardens will strongly influence global garden design once their unique versatility is properly : Fang Xiaofeng. Gardens are a type of landscape art created by the hands of human beings. Chinese gardens are not only one of China's traditional cultural treasures, but they are also a unique charm of human cultural heritage.

Literati gardens occupy an essential position among Chinese gardens — one of the three major genres of gardens in the world. System Upgrade on Tue, May 19th, at 2am (ET) During this period, E-commerce and registration of new users may not be available for up to 12 hours. The Chinese Art Book presents a definitive selection of works, from the earliest dynasties to the new generation of contemporary artists enlivening the global art world today.

From painting, calligraphy, ceramics and bronzes, to contemporary installations, photography and performance art; outstanding examples from all periods are showcased side by side, to create fascinating combinations. The Great Gardens of China serves as a compendium—in text and illustration—of all facets of the Chinese garden.

This book allows a total immersion in the enticing art of Chinese classical gardens The book has helped me greatly to understand how Chinese gardens work and how to borrow from them for our own gardens in the West.

There are so few good YA books written by British authors and based in Britain, I think The China Garden should be re-marketed and re-released so that the current generation can e It's a great example of YA fiction, and it was before its time really as it would fit in perfectly with the current trend for supernatural romance/5.

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