Famous Chinese Gardens (Centenary Edition)


Available for Pre-order. Due September 2022.
Famous Chinese Gardens (Centenary Edition) Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Tongji University Press
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Pages: 152 Illustrations and other contents: 160 Illustrations, black and white Languages: Chinese, English ISBN: 9787560881706 Categories: , ,

Chinese gardens distinguish themselves from other gardens in the world by successfully integrating architecture, painting, calligraphy, and literature with garden design. Each classical Chinese garden has its own unique style. This book explores the design and characteristics of some of the most famous classical gardens in China through a wealth of photographs and matching verses. Text in English and Chinese.

Weight0.400816 kg


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Author Biography

Chen Congzhou (1918-2000), Professor of Architecture at Tongji University, Shanghai, was the leading Chinese garden historian of his generation, and also a practicing landscape architect involved in the restoration of historic gardens. He served as an advisor to I. M. Pei & Associates and was made an honorary member of the Japanese Garden Society. He is widely referenced and quoted by specialists on Chinese gardens, and is considered one of the most preeminent thinkers and scholars in this field.