The Great Chinese Gardens: History, Concepts, Techniques
BINDING Hardcover with full-colour jacket
PAGES 260
ILLUSTRATIONS 300
TRIM SIZE 230 mm × 305 mm
LANGUAGE English
ISBN 978-0-9556057-7-2
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£ 34.95  
Gardens designed for refined pleasure and spiritual relaxation were first perfected in ancient China. Western travelers from Marco Polo onwards saw them, and marveled at their intricacy, their elaborate garden buildings, their subtle design, and their assured use of plants, water, and natural materials. Yet for many centuries Westerners found them hard to understand and could not use the skills and concepts that they contained.
 
The Great Chinese Gardens shows both the visual splendours of China's finest gardens (in stunning original photography and with a full text) and also explains their ideas and techniques in simple terms. Now every gardener, architect or designer can understand China's garden heritage, and be inspired to use it to dramatic effect.

 
 
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