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By Lou Qingxi

ISBN-10: 7508503678

ISBN-13: 9787508503677

Chinese language Gardens is ready the historical past and evolution, and the artwork and methods of chinese language gardens and their architectures. the writer compares the gardens with the looks of typical landscapes and describes their intending to the chinese language, and the chinese language people¡¯s admiration of them. With b&w and colour photographs.

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Sca�ered within the garden are the Lake-center Pavilion, Cloud Washing Residence and Firewood Fragrance Path. Within the Lakecenter Pavilion there are three water pavilions, which are named “Stone Boat of Poetry and Paintings”. Gazing at the green ripples, a small boat si�ing idly by the lakeside and the reflection of mountains and trees in the waters is enough to take away all worldly cares. The Garden of Gathered Brocade, being a prince palace, has a larger number of architecture and a more formally laid-out courtyard compared with private gardens of scholars.

The garden was originally built in the Kangxi Period (1662-1722), and in the Daoguang Years (1821-1850) it was bestowed to the two royal princes to live in. The Xichunyuan Garden is divided into two parts of east and west, the east being called the "Qinghua Garden" and the west "Jinchun Garden". Both Jinchun Garden and Qinghua Garden are built on the flatland, and they utilize the readily available underground water supply to dig ponds and make artificial hills with earth. But they are not quite the same either in planning or scenery design.

Door, window and furniture are all fine wood carving artworks. Private Gardens of Ming and Qing Dynasties from all Sides", named for the lotuses around it. Viewed from above, the Pavilion of " Lotus Breeze from all Sides", rises out of the water with upturned eaves, like a pearl 37 surrounded with a pond full of lotuses. On the eastern islet there is the Pavilion of the Northern Hills. Flat bridges are built between the two islets and between each islet and the water bank, and the bridges serve both for the convenience of the tourists and to add to the variety and coherence of the water scenes.

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