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The Garden Plants Of China

Author : Peter Valder
ISBN : 1876314028
Genre : Flowers
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This major reference book carries on from where Siren's The Gardens of China left off 50 years ago. It documents in typical Valder-style 400 of the best-loved plants grown in Chinese gardens, as well as having introductory chapters on Chinese horticulture, and the spread of Chinese plants to the West.
Category: Flowers

The Chinese Garden In Good Taste

Author : Bianca Maria Rinaldi
ISBN : UOM:39015066725709
Genre : Architecture
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During the eighteenth century, Europe saw a radical change in taste in the art of the garden that led to the development and spread over the continent of gardens inspired by an artistic naturalness. A contribution to this process was also given by the Society of Jesus, whose members were the first who revealed to Europe the natural forms of the gardens of China. The book explores the Jesuits' discovery of that world, and documents and analyzes the materials both on Chinese flora and art of garden they made available during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Providing a picture of the information concerning Chinese plants and gardens transmitted by Jesuits and evaluating the ways in which the gradual deepening of the Jesuits' investigation reflected changes in botanical studies and in gardening taste in European culture of the period as well, the book focuses on European intellectual and social history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as on the cultural landscape.
Category: Architecture

Gifts From The Gardens Of China

Author : Jane Kilpatrick
ISBN : 071122630X
Genre : Gardening
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Celebrates the skilled gardeners of Imperial China through new research that opens a new chapter in the story of our garden plants.
Category: Gardening

The Plants Of China

Author : De-Yuan Hong
ISBN : 9781107070172
Genre : Science
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A unique addition to the botanical literature, this book presents the flora of China in its astonishing diversity.
Category: Science

Ideas Of Chinese Gardens

Author : Bianca Maria Rinaldi
ISBN : 9780812247633
Genre : Architecture
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An annotated collection of essential texts written by European observers from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, Ideas of Chinese Gardens chronicles the evolution of Western perceptions of gardens of China, from curiosity to admiration and ultimately to rejection, echoing the changes in European attitudes toward China.
Category: Architecture

The Garden

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ISBN : NYPL:33433007825262
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 63.26 MB
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Category: Gardening


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ISBN : UCSC:32106012279151
Genre : Academic libraries
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The Chinese Garden

Author : Maggie Keswick
ISBN : 9780674010864
Genre : Architecture
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Dense with winding paths, dominated by huge rock piles and buildings squeezed into small spaces, the characteristic Chinese garden is, for many foreigners, so unlike anything else as to be incomprehensible. Only on closer acquaintance does it offer up its mysteries; and such is the achievement of Maggie Keswick's celebrated classic that it affords us--adventurers, armchair travelers, and garden buffs alike--the intimate pleasures of the Chinese garden. In these richly illustrated pages, Chinese gardens unfold as cosmic diagrams, revealing a profound and ancient view of the world and of humanity's place in it. First sensuous impressions give way to more cerebral delights, and forms conjure unending, increasingly esoteric and mystical layers of meaning for the initiate. Keswick conducts us through the art and architecture, the principles and techniques of Chinese gardens, showing us their long history as the background for a civilization--the settings for China's great poets and painters, the scenes of ribald parties and peaceful contemplation, political intrigues and family festivals. Updated and expanded in this third edition, with an introduction by Alison Hardie, many new illustrations, and an updated list of gardens in China accessible to visitors, Keswick's engaging work remains unparalleled as an introduction to the Chinese garden.
Category: Architecture

Garden And Forest

Author : Charles Sprague Sargent
ISBN : UOM:39015082310486
Genre : Botany
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A journal of horticulture, landscape art, and forestry.
Category: Botany

The Botanical Gardens Of China

Author : Dejun Yu
ISBN : UOM:39015042610215
Genre : Botanical gardens
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Twenty-one gardens are featured in this book in the order of their dates of construction. Readers will see they have one feature in common - an ingenious combination of beautiful scenery and substantial scientific content, providing botanists with facilities for scientific research and ordinary people with rudiments of plants.
Category: Botanical gardens

Food Plants Of China

Author : Shiu-ying Hu
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119940042
Genre : Gardening
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Taking as its starting point the long-standing characterization of Milton as a "Hebraic" writer, Milton and the Rabbis probes the limits of the relationship between the seventeenth-century English poet and polemicist and his Jewish antecedents. Shoulson's analysis moves back and forth between Milton's writings and Jewish writings of the first five centuries of the Common Era, collectively known as midrash. In exploring the historical and literary implications of these connections, Shoulson shows how Milton's text can inform a more nuanced reading of midrash just as midrash can offer new insights into Paradise Lost. Shoulson is unconvinced of a direct link between a specific collection of rabbinic writings and Milton's works. He argues that many of Milton's poetic ideas that parallel midrash are likely to have entered Christian discourse not only through early modern Christian Hebraicists but also through Protestant writers and preachers without special knowledge of Hebrew. At the heart of Shoulson's inquiry lies a fundamental question: When is an idea, a theme, or an emphasis distinctively Judaic or Hebraic and when is it Christian? The difficulty in answering such questions reveals and highlights the fluid interaction between ostensibly Jewish, Hellenistic, and Christian modes of thought not only during the early modern period but also early in time when rabbinic Judaism and Christianity began.
Category: Gardening

Proceedings Of The Annual Convention

Author : Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticulturists
ISBN : UIUC:30112054709735
Genre : Floriculture
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Category: Floriculture

The Garden

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ISBN : UCAL:C2580165
Genre : Gardening
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Category: Gardening