Scholar gardens of China : a study and analysis of the spatial design of the Chinese private garden /

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Author / Creator: Johnston, R. Stewart.
Format: Book
Imprint: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Summary:This book is a thorough study on the Chinese spatial gardens. It places particular emphasis on urban context and highlights the unique contribution made by the Chinese garden to architectural spatial design. It examines the history and form of the private garden and the special relationship which existed between house and garden. A study of the novel The Dream of Red Mansions explores the intellectual fascination of the Chinese scholar with the art of the garden. Dr Johnston explores more than forty gardens (having studied most of them at first hand) and, using a wealth of photographs and drawings, makes a meticulous analysis of each. This investigation of gardens from the Han, Tan and Song dynasties includes the great classical tradition of Suzhou, private gardens from seven other Chinese cities, and the lesser-known vernacular garden tradition of small towns and villages.
Item Description:Chinese title in characters: Chung-kuo wen jen yüan.
Physical Description:xix, 331 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-325) and index.