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The Chinese Garden
First published in 1978, this volume attempted to explore the meanings and cultural forces that lie behind Chinese gardens.

Maggie Keswick traced the Chinese garden back to its origins, and explained its influence on, and how it was influenced by, philosophy, art, architecture and literature. This work is an exploration of how Chinese civilization manifested itself in the art of garden making and design.

This new edition is revised and re-illustrated. It includes an annotated section of gardens open to visitors in China.

Western reactions

- the origins of gardens

- imperial gardens

- the gardens of the literati

- the painter's eye

- architecture in gardens

- rocks and water

- flowers, trees and herbs

- meanings of the Chinese garden, Charles Jencks

- list of gardens accessible to visitors in China


Author : Maggie Keswick
ISBN : 071122031X
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Limited
Sugg. Retail Price : $84.00
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240

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