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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:On Chinese Gardens
Author(s):Chen, Congzhou
Publisher Name:Tongji University Press
Place of Publication:Shanghai
Date of Publication:1984
Annotation:Compiled from Chen’s personal reflections on Chinese gardens, this book contains Chinese and English translations of the text along with thirty-two pictures illustrating garden building in ancient China. Chen provides poetic quotations, draws on his many garden visits, and refers to influential figures in Chinese garden history while demonstrating developments in conceptual techniques of garden construction. He discusses special terms such as, “in-position” and “in-motion,” and viewing gardens, in addition to topics such as potted landscapes, rocks, water, deliberate planning, the implicitness of a garden’s meaning, and the embodiment of a designer’s personality in the production of a successful garden.
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