Chinese garden pleasures

by Alison Hardie | 15 October 2013
Category: Gardening Books
Synopsis
Celebrating the pleasures of garden living enjoyed by the elite of late imperial China, this book brings together poetry, prose, paintings and prints from imperial China to show the many facets of life and leisure in the Chinese garden. From music to lanterns, from chess to drama, all kinds of cultural activities could be enjoyed in a garden setting, alone or with friends and family. Here, too, the garden owner and his (or sometimes her) companions could appreciate the changing seasons with all their variety of scent, sound and colourful blossom. No wonder that dwelling in a garden was often compared to the carefree life of a Taoist immortal. This anthology, compiled by a leading expert in Chinese garden history, incorporates many original translations of classical Chinese poetry and prose.
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Synopsis
Celebrating the pleasures of garden living enjoyed by the elite of late imperial China, this book brings together poetry, prose, paintings and prints from imperial China to show the many facets of life and leisure in the Chinese garden. From music to lanterns, from chess to drama, all kinds of cultural activities could be enjoyed in a garden setting, alone or with friends and family. Here, too, the garden owner and his (or sometimes her) companions could appreciate the changing seasons with all their variety of scent, sound and colourful blossom. No wonder that dwelling in a garden was often compared to the carefree life of a Taoist immortal. This anthology, compiled by a leading expert in Chinese garden history, incorporates many original translations of classical Chinese poetry and prose.
€19.59
58 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 3-7 working days.
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781602201453
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 15/10/2013
Categories - All, Books, Home, Home and Garden, Gardening Books
No. of Pages - 128
Weight - 315
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 17
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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