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Fruitful sites : garden culture in Ming dynasty China

Author: Craig Clunas
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 1996.
Series: Envisioning Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gardens are sites that can be at one and the same time admired works of art and valuable pieces of real estate. As the first account in English to be wholly based on contemporary Chinese sources, this beautifully illustrated book grounds the practices of garden-making in Ming Dynasty China (1369-1644) firmly in the social and cultural history of the day. Who owned gardens? Who visited them? How were they represented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clunas, Craig.
Fruitful sites
(OCoLC)35014564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Clunas
ISBN: 9781780231587 178023158X
OCLC Number: 865579287
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Fruitful Sites: Garden Culture in Ming Dynasty China; Imprint Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Fruitful Garden; 2. The Aesthetic Garden; 3. The Gardens of the Wen Family; 4. The Represented Garden; 5. The Landscape of Number; Conclusion; References; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Envisioning Asia.
Other Titles: Garden culture in Ming dynasty China
Responsibility: Craig Clunas.

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Gardens are sites that can be at one and the same time admired works of art and valuable pieces of real estate. Based on contemporary Chinese sources, this illustrated book grounds the practices of  Read more...

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