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Book Title:Scholar Gardens of China: A Study and Analysis of the Spatial Design of the Chinese Private Garden
Author(s):Stewart, Johnston R
Publisher Name:Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication:Cambridge
Date of Publication:1991
Annotation:Johnston begins with a historical overview of the Han, Tang, and Song dynasties during which the Chinese garden tradition flowered. The book is filled with photographs, prints, diagrams, design concepts, and techniques that illustrate the Chinese love for physical enclosure and nature. Johnston demonstrates how scholar gardeners, grounding their aesthetic expressions in Daoist philosophy, also experienced simultanaous influences from Buddhist and Confucian philosophy.
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