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Ji Cheng's great work on garden design, the andlt;iandgt;Yuan Yeandlt;/Iandgt; or andlt;iandgt;Craft of Gardensandlt;/iandgt;, 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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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.

Synopsis:

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 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.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Ji Chengandlt;/bandgt; was a practicing garden designer in the first half of the 17th century. He designed gardens for several well-known individuals in the late Ming dynasty, who supported the original publication of this book.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Alison Hardieandlt;/bandgt;, a graduate of Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, began to translate andlt;iandgt;The Craft of Gardensandlt;/Iandgt; in the 1980s. She is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds, and internationally known as a scholar of Chinese garden history.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Zhong Mingandlt;/bandgt; is an artist whose work has been exhibited in many countries including China, France, the UK, Japan and Sweden. He divides his time between China, France and the UK.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602200081
Subtitle:
The Classic Chinese Text on Garden Design
Author:
Cheng, Ji
Author:
Keswick, Maggie
Author:
Hardie, Alison
Author:
Ming, Zhong
Publisher:
Shanghai Press, Better Link Press
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Chinese gardening; Chinese gardening manual; Ming Dynasty gardening; Chinese garden history; Ji Cheng
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120410
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 color photographs; more than 250 dia
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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 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.

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