Yangzhou Gardens and Traditional Residences (Centenary Edition)


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Yangzhou Gardens and Traditional Residences (Centenary Edition) Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Tongji University Press
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Pages: 368 Illustrations and other contents: 320 Halftones, black and white Languages: Chinese, English ISBN: 9787560881683 Categories: , ,

Yangzhou, an historically important site in the Jiangsu province, is one of the most affluent cities in China. This book explores the historical background of Yangzhou gardens and traditional houses in detail, through architectural surveys that offer targeted research and analysis of garden and residential projects. From early on, Yangzhou underwent several economic booms and the rich material base provided great opportunities for its development in art and culture. The unique characteristics of Yangzhou gardens and houses are presented through a wealth of archival images, in addition to a text by the renowned Chinese academic Chen Congzhou. Text in English and Chinese.

Weight0.92872 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.