Cheng Liyao ed: CHINESE CLASSICAL GARDENS. Zhongguo Gudian Yuanlin. Kunming, 1999. 319 pp. Colour photography and illustrations throughout. 31x25 cm. Cloth.
A tour of the major (and some lesser-known) gardens of China from Beijing and Chengde via Yangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Shanghai and Hangzhou to Chengdu and other places. This volume is most useful in that it covers the origin and development of Chinese gardens (imperial, scholar's, scenic resort etc.), basic concepts for garden design, the decoration and embellishment of gardens etc. The text is in Chinese with summaries of essays and all captions in English.
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 237 in printed List 188.
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