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Chinese Gardens

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ISBN-10: 0521186617

ISBN-13: 9780521186612

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: Qingxi Lou

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List price: $31.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Lou Qingxi is Professor of Architecture at Tsinghua University. Engaged in the research and teaching of Chinese architectural theory for many years, he has published widely on the subject of ancient Chinese architecture and art.

Preface
Landscape Gardens
Hunting and Communion with the Spirits
The Symbol of a Unified State
Enjoying the Beauty of Nature
Pleasure Gardens in Prosperous Times
A World in a Gourd
A Vision of Heaven and Earth
Private Gardens of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Southern Gardens
Northern Gardens
Construction of Private Gardens
Magnificent Imperial Gardens
Imperial Gardens of the Ming and Qing Dynasties: General Introduction
The Garden Zone in the Northwest Outskirts of Beijing
A Selection of Well-Known Gardens
Imperial Gardens and Private Gardens Compared
Masters of Garden Design and Theories of Garden Creation
Beauty and Symbolism in Chinese Gardens
The Creation of Gardens' Artistic Conception
Symbolism and Allegories
Poetic Mood and Artistic Realm
Incorporation of Famous Scenes and Historical Sites
Temples, Streets and Taverns
Garden Vistas
Decline and Revival of Famous Gardens
Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties