Craft Of Gardens, The: The Classic Chinese Text On Garden Design


by Ji Cheng

Craft Of Gardens, The: The Classic Chinese Text On Garden Design

Price:  US$33.88   (SGD44.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 144 pages
Published:  2012, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781602200081
SB#:  053321 (754)

About This Book

Ji Cheng's great work on garden design, the Yuan Ye or Craft of Gardens, was originally published around 1631 and is the earliest manual of landscape gardening in the Chinese tradition. This is the first complete English translation of Ji Cheng's seminal work. This delightful book provides not only insights into Chinese gardening but also a unique perspective on Chinese culture and society in the late Ming dynasty. Illustrations include not only Ji Cheng's original diagrams but also historical paintings and contemporary photographs of a number of outstanding gardens in the part of East China where Ji Cheng lived and worked.


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