Chinese garden pleasures

by Alison Hardie | 19 November 2013
Category: Gardening Books
Featuring beautiful photographs and insightful commentary this Chinese gardening book is a must have for any gardening or zen enthusiast. 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 her companions could appreciate the changing seasons with all their variety of scent, sound and colorful blossom. No wonder that dwelling in a garden was often compared to the carefree life of a Taoist immortal. Chinese Garden Appreciation , compiled by a leading expert in Chinese garden history, incorporates many original translations of classical Chinese poetry and prose.
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Featuring beautiful photographs and insightful commentary this Chinese gardening book is a must have for any gardening or zen enthusiast. 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 her companions could appreciate the changing seasons with all their variety of scent, sound and colorful blossom. No wonder that dwelling in a garden was often compared to the carefree life of a Taoist immortal. Chinese Garden Appreciation , compiled by a leading expert in Chinese garden history, incorporates many original translations of classical Chinese poetry and prose.
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
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€16.79
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
50 Reward Points

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Product Description

Featuring beautiful photographs and insightful commentary this Chinese gardening book is a must have for any gardening or zen enthusiast. 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 her companions could appreciate the changing seasons with all their variety of scent, sound and colorful blossom. No wonder that dwelling in a garden was often compared to the carefree life of a Taoist immortal. Chinese Garden Appreciation , compiled by a leading expert in Chinese garden history, incorporates many original translations of classical Chinese poetry and prose.

Product Details

Chinese garden pleasures

ISBN9781602201453

Format

Publisher (19 November. 2013)

No. of Pages128

Weight315

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 165 x 165