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Asian Gardens: History, Beliefs and Design

作者 Tom Turner
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Asian Gardens: History, Beliefs and Design:,ThegardensmadeonthefringesofCentralAsiainthepast5000yearsformagreatarc.FromtheFertileCrescent,itrunswesttoEuropean

內容簡介

內容簡介 The gardens made on the fringes of Central Asia in the past 5000 years form a great arc. From the Fertile Crescent, it runs west to Europe and east to China and Japan. Asia's fringe was a zone of interchange: a vast landscape in which herders encountered farmers and the design of symbolic gardens began. It appears that as they became settlers, nomads retained a love of mobility, hunting and the wild places in which their ancestors had roamed. Central Asian and Indian ideas influenced the garden culture of China, Japan and South East Asia.In West Asia, Aryan settlers made hunting parks known as paradises. They were walled enclosures stocked with exotic plants and animals. In East Asia, great landscape parks were used for similar purposes and had a sacred role. Across Asia, gardens were influenced by religious and other beliefs: polytheist, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Daoist, Shinto and Modernist. Early parks and gardens symbolized wild and civilized nature, sometimes conceived as the realms of the Sky God and the Earth Mother. Asian Gardens: History, Beliefs and Design explores the ways in which designs were guided by beliefs.Tom Turner has been researching and teaching the theory and history of garden design for some forty years. His visits, research, drawings and photographs are brought together in detailed studies of West Asia, South Asia and East Asia. The period covered extends from the earliest gardens to the present. Using maps, diagrams and photographs, the author explores how and why Asian gardens developed their characteristic forms and functions. Treating garden design as a 'word and image' subject, the account is coherent, comparative and readable. Further details of all the gardens are available on the gardenvisit.com website, which the author edits.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Tom Turner teaches on the undergraduate and masters programmes in garden history and landscape architecture at the University of Greenwich in London.

商品規格

書名 / Asian Gardens: History, Beliefs and Design
作者 / Tom Turner
簡介 / Asian Gardens: History, Beliefs and Design:,ThegardensmadeonthefringesofCentralAsiainthepast5000yearsformagreatarc.FromtheFertileCrescent,itrunswesttoEuropean
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780415496872
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780415496872
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 24.9X25.4X2.5CM
重量(g) / 1578.5
尺寸 / 24.9X25.4X2.5CM
頁數 / 340
裝訂 / H:精裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文