Chinese_Gardens_Lecture11

Chinese_Gardens_Lecture11 - Small and intimate Relaxation...

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Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design Landscape Architecture Department LA 211 Winter Quarter 2011 Astrid F. Reeves Gardens of China Oldest, continuation of one culture. ( over 2000 years.) Monuments such as the Great Wall of China Landscape as Inspiration Expression of the microcosm of the universe. Shan Shui – Mountain and Water Feng Shui – Wind and Water Yin Yang – Balance Garden as art – art as garden Gardens Gardens of the Immortals Hermits and Scholars o life time commitment o reflection of art, nature, music, poetry o love of plants Arrangements of rocks, water and plants while buildings are used as a platform to view the gardens.
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Unformatted text preview: Small and intimate Relaxation and entertainment Meanings of Plants Lotus Plum Chrysanthemum Peony Bamboo Pine Elements of Gardens Paths Hardscape Framing Views Gateways Walls Typical Residential Courtyard Style (Confucian) Suzhou, Jaingsu Provence Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou Zhuo Zheng Yuan Ming Dynasty - 16th Century Lion Grove Garden – 1342 Buddhist Garden It contains the largest rocks and most elaborate rockeries of any garden in Suzhou. Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets Sung Dynasty – Smallest Garden Forbidden City, Beijing China Ming and Qing Dynasties (1406-1644)...
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