Gardens in China / Peter Valder.
By: Valder, Peter.Material type: BookPublisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2002Description: 400 pages : illustrations (some color), col. maps ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0881925551(hbk); 9780881925555(hbk).Subject(s): Gardens, Chinese -- China | Gardens -- ChinaDDC classification: Online resources: Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In this new companion book to The Garden Plants of China , Peter Valder describes more than 200 gardens he has visited in China. He documents temple courtyards and gardens, evocative enclosures of ancient burial grounds and imperial tombs, and public parks, botanical gardens, and arboreta, most of which have sprung up since 1949.
Gardens in China is illustrated with more than 500 color photographs, many of them depicting gardens not previously illustrated in any Western publication, as well as reproductions of illustrations of historical interest. With their distinctive characteristics, the gardens of China are among the most fascinating in the world. This book is essential reading for visitors to China with an interest in gardens, garden history, and Chinese culture.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 390-394) and index.
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Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction (p. 11)
- Chapter 1 Through Western Eyes (p. 17)
- Chapter 2 The Centre (p. 65)
- Chapter 3 The North (p. 127)
- Chapter 4 The South (p. 219)
- Chapter 5 The East (p. 243)
- Chapter 6 The West (p. 335)
- Bibliography and References (p. 390)
- Table of Chinese Dynasties (p. 394)
- Index (p. 395)