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Culture of China: Classical Chinese Gardens

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Product: Classical Chinese Gardens
Author: Xiao Xiaoming
Language: English
Published by Foreign Languages Press, 2002
Hardcover, 7.5 x 6.625 inches, 107 pages
ISBN: 711903183X 9787119031835

In the long history of Chinese civilization, many scholars have left beautiful poems describing exquisite classical Chinese gardens, including those of the emperor's temporary residences, rich families' flower gardens, or lofty imperial palaces. Today, when we pay visits to these gardens to appreciate the elegant halls, towers, pavilions and corridors, we can still feel the luxury and poeticism of the owners of these gardens, and cannot help feeling: "Though man-made, these gardens are so natural."

With their long history and consummate art, classical Chinese gardens occupy an important position in the world history of gardens. Hence, China enjoys the reputation of being the mother of garden construction. As both a material and spiritual expression of the most direct and closest connection between man and nature, classical Chinese gardens are an artistic combination of ancient architecture and horticultural design, as well as a component of traditional Chinese culture. Now, many classical gardens have been named as key historical monuments under state protection, of which many are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This book features forty of some of the most celebrated classical gardens in China three categories: imperial, private, and temple gardens. Each entry accompanied by a short introduction and illustrated with color photographs.

The "Culture of China" Series:
The “Culture of China?Series introduces various aspects of Chinese art and culture. All titles in the series have nice text with color photos and chronologies. All books are well-designed, formatted, and printed on high quality glossy paper, both beautiful and educational.
All titles in the series: Traditional Painting ; Land of Silk ; Ancient Sculpture ; Fascinating Stage Arts ; Folk Genre Paintings ; Pottery and Porcelain ; Rare Wild Animals ; Taoism ; Traditional Chinese Residences ; Ancient Chinese Architecture ; Art of Chinese Pavilions ; Chinese Archeology ; Famous Mountains and Rivers ; Folk Handicrafts ; Southwestern Silk Road ; Traditional Chinese Costumes ; West China Panorama ; World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites ; China's Ethnic Minorities ; Classical Chinese Gardens ; Museums: Treasure Houses of History...

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