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The Chinese garden : history, art and architecture

Author: Maggie Keswick; Alison Hardie; Charles Jencks
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed.View all editions and formats
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An exploration of the meanings and cultural forces that lie behind Chinese gardens. Maggie Keswick traces the Chinese garden back to its origins, and explains its influence on, and how it was influenced by, philosophy, art, architecture and literature. This edition is revised and re-illustrated.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Keswick; Alison Hardie; Charles Jencks
ISBN: 071122031X 9780711220317
OCLC Number: 59368668
Notes: Previous ed. published: Somerset, N.J. : Academy Editions, 1978.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 32 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Maggie Keswick.

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Revised and re-illustrated edition of Maggie Keswick's 1978 work on the cultural and social history of the Chinese garden and its ties with art and philosophy.  Read more...

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Every aspect of the Chinese garden is explored in Maggie Keswick's classic book. Although the subject of Chinese gardens can be unwieldy and esoteric, this book manages to be both scholarly and Read more...

 
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