The Chinese Garden

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First published in 1978, this volume attempted to explore the meanings and cultural forces that lie behind Chinese gardens. Maggie Keswick traced the Chinese garden back to its origins, and explained its influence on, and how it was influenced by, philosophy, art, architecture and literature. This work is an exploration of how Chinese civilization manifested itself in the art of garden making and design. This new edition is revised and re-illustrated. It includes an annotated section of gardens open to visitors in China.

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Maggie Keswick first went to China when she was 4 years old. She was educated in Shanghai and Hong Kong and, in Britain, at Oxford University and the Architectural Association, London. She was married to the architecture critic and historian Charles Jencks, with whom she made the famous conceptual garden at Portrack, near Dumfries. Charles Jencks is the author of several best-selling books on architecture. He divides his time between lecturing, writing and designing in the USA, in the UK and in Europe. To visit Charles Jencks' website click here Alison Hardie is a lecturer in Chinese at Newcastle University. She recently completed a D. Phil on Chinese garden design in the later Ming dynasty. She is editor and translator of the classic Chinese Garden text The Craft of Gardens by Ji Cheng.


Every aspect of the Chinese garden is explored in Maggie Keswick's classic book. Although the subject of Chinese gardens can be unwieldy and esoteric, this book manages to be both scholarly and accessible Country Life A perceptively revised edition (by Alison Hardie) of the inspiring and innovative first edition. No one with an interest in garden design should be without it Architectural Review A magnificent study that is as readable as it is scholarly Times

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Keswick, Maggie
Published by Frances Lincoln (2003)
ISBN 10: 071122031X ISBN 13: 9780711220317
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