- Hardcover: 244 pages
- Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill (October 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0070653399
- ISBN-13: 978-0070653399
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,477,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Landscape Design in Chinese Gardens Hardcover – October, 1987
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This timely work fills the need for a professional reference source that lays down the design principles for these gardens so that you can utilize them in today's landscape architecture. Beginning with history and basic ideas, the book covers the architectural and environmental design of Chinese gardens and also compares them with Japanese and European guards.
Generously illustrated with site plans, elevations, and photographs, this beautiful work presents the Chinese garden as a dynamic, seemingly spacious environment, with ever-changing elements such as the seasons and weather, time and light, and birds and fish. It shows you how these gardens were designed for dynamic viewing, to stimulate all the senses-acoustic, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, and visual.
This exquisite book is written in a style that will appeal to nonprofessionals as well as architects, landscape architects, and designers.