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The Craft Of Gardens

Author : Ji Cheng
ISBN : 1602200084
Genre : Gardening
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With dozens of stunning photographs, this modern translation of a Classic text is a masterpiece of classical Chinese gardening. Ji Cheng's great work on garden design, the Yuan Ye or Craft of Gardens, was originally published around 1631 and is the earliest manual of landscape gardening in the Chinese tradition. This is the first complete English translation of Ji Cheng's seminal work. This Chinese gardening book is based on J Cheng's notes and experiences from his career as a garden designer, which he discusses at some length in his introduction> Since architecture is an integral part of the Chinese garden, much of the book is taken up with the design of different types of buildings and the integration of architecture with nature in the garden. Ji Cheng explains the religious and aesthetic principles underlying garden design and the appropriate emotional response to various effects. he then offers a down-to-earth series of instructions about the requirements of different types of sites, building layouts, architectural features, paving, the construction of artificial mountains, selection of rocks, and the use of natural scenery. This delightful book provides not only insights into Chinese gardening but also a unique perspective on Chinese culture and society in the late Ming dynasty. Full notes by the translator explain obscure points and introduce relevant aspects of Chinese culture, while an introduction by Maggie Keswick sets the book firmly in its historical context. Illustrations include not only Ji Cheng's original diagrams but also historical paintings and contemporary photographs of a number of outstanding gardens in the part of East China where Ji Cheng lived and worked.
Category: Gardening

The Plant Lore Garden Craft Of Shakespeare

Author : Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
ISBN : UCAL:$B272652
Genre : Daisies
File Size : 47.55 MB
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The Plant-Lore & Garden-Craft of Shakespeare by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe, first published in 1884, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
Category: Daisies

The History Of Gardens

Author : Christopher Thacker
ISBN : 0520056299
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 23.69 MB
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Looks at landscape designs and notes the philosophical, cultural, social, and aesthetic considerations underlying gardens throughout the world from the era of ancient Greece to contemporary times
Category: Architecture

Great Books Of China

Author : Frances Wood
ISBN : 9781786694515
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 89.61 MB
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Great Books of China offers concise introductions – each of them accompanied by generous quotation (in English) from the book in question – to sixty-six works in the canon of Chinese literature. The books chosen reflect the chronological and thematic breadth of Chinese literary tradition, ranging from such classics as The Book of Songs and the Confucian Analects, through popular dramas and novels (The Romance of the Western Chamber;The Water Margin), twentieth-century political and biographical works (Quotations from Chairman Mao, the autobiography of the last emperor) and modern novels that are little known in the West (Memories of South Peking, Six Chapters from a Cadre School Life). Frances Wood presents a comprehensive, accessible and richly informative primer for the uninitiated;a box of delights that opens up an entire literary culture to the inquisitive reader.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Art Craft Of Garden Making

Author : Thomas Mawson
ISBN : 9780543011084
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 84.48 MB
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Elibron Classics. Digitized replica of 1907 edition by B. T. Batsford, London. (with illustrations). Thomas Mawson's 1907 work is a beautiful and practical work enlightening readers on how to create all types of gardens, from decorative to kitchen gardens.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Classical Gardens Of Shanghai

Author : Shelly Bryant
ISBN : 9789888208814
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 32.50 MB
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In The Classical Gardens of Shanghai, Shelly Bryant looks at five of Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens through their origins, changing fortunes, restorations, and links to a wider Chinese aesthetic. Shanghai’s classical gardens are as much text as space; they exist in art, poetry, and literature as much as in stone, rock, and earth. But these gardens have not remained static entities. Rather, they have been remodelled constantly since their inception. This book reflects this process within the constancy of traditional Chinese horticulture and reveals Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens as places representing wealth and social status, social and dynastic shifts, through falling family fortunes and political revolutions to search for a recovery of China’s ancient culture in the modern day. “Like a classical Chinese garden, this admirable and beautifully balanced book conjures up wider landscapes from within a small compass. It can be savoured on many levels: poetic and aesthetic no less than scholarly and intellectual. It is the next best thing to being guided through such gardens by Shelly Bryant herself.” —Lynn Pan, author of When True Love Came to China and Shanghai Style
Category: Architecture

Gardens Of The Arts And Crafts Movement

Author : Judith B. Tankard
ISBN : UOM:39015060623983
Genre : Design
File Size : 84.60 MB
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Draws on a wealth of original research to present visual tours of the gardens of such arts and crafts designers as Edwin Lutyens, Gertrude Jeckyll, and Charles and Henry Green, in a volume that includes period illustrations and design plans.
Category: Design

Garden Craft Old And New

Author : John D. Sedding
ISBN : 9781108037143
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 41.63 MB
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A study of garden design by an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, first published in 1891.
Category: Gardening