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In this new companion book to The Garden Plants of China, Peter Valder describes more than 200 gardens he has visited in China. He documents temple courtyards and gardens, evocative enclosures of ancient burial grounds and imperial tombs, and public parks, botanical gardens, and arboreta, most of which have sprung up since 1949.

Gardens in China is illustrated with more than 500 color photographs, many of them depicting gardens not previously illustrated in any Western publication, as well as reproductions of illustrations of historical interest. With their distinctive characteristics, the gardens of China are among the most fascinating in the world. This book is essential reading for visitors to China with an interest in gardens, garden history, and Chinese culture.

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A retired botanist and author of The Garden Plants of China (1999) tours some 200 gardens in five regions of China—some new to Western publication—via lush color photographs, site descriptions, and historical context, after an introduction on viewing such gardens "through Western eyes." While one may be surprised at the photo showing classical Greek-type statuary being offered at a Bejing market, Valder explains the increasing Western impact on modern Chinese gardening.
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Synopsis:

Describes more than 200 gardens in China from temple courtyards, ancient burial grounds, and imperial tombs to public parks, botanical gardens, and arboreta.

About the Author

Born in Australia and brought up in the bush, Peter Valder's early interest in the Australian flora was stimulated by local amateur botanists. He went on to become a plant pathologist and mycologist after graduating from the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge. He was pleased to later become involved in the teaching of general botany in addition to his mycological work. Peter has also been an office bearer of the Linnean Society and the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science. Since drifting into the popularizing of Australian botany and horticulture, he has made appearances on radio and television, wrote for magazines, and lectured to organizations concerned with plants and gardens. His interest in gardening has taken him to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, and China, from which he has introduced numerous plants suited to the Australian climate. Also, he has visited gardens in Britain, New Zealand, North America, France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, and Korea, accumulating photographs with which to illustrate his lectures and writings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881925555
Author:
Valder, Peter
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Location:
Portland, Or.
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Garden Furnishings
Subject:
Gardens, Chinese.
Subject:
Gardens -- China.
Subject:
Gardens, Chinese -- China.
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
107-323
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
11.25 x 8.5 in

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