Royal Gardens PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Royal Gardens free pdf "Royal Gardens" explores the development of Chinese imperial gardens, from the Shang dynasty to the Qing dynasty. In ancient China, garden architecture developed from a primitive state to to a highly sophisticated endeavor, with natural beauty reigning as the main theme of garden building. The size and opulence of imperial gardens increased dramatically as time passed. Gardens were conceived as hunting grounds for emperors, but gradually evolved into sanctuaries for rest, relaxation and meditation. Therefore, imperial gardens are generally located in or near seats of Imperial power.
As China developed politically and economically, the accumulation of wealth made the building of a great variety of gardens possible. In these gardens, royal families indulged in a variety of activities, such as playing chess, giving banquets, and holding hunting parties. Due to the passing of time and destruction from war, most of the imperial gardens no longer exist today. Some from the Ming and Qing dynasties have been well preserved, and many of those are depicted here, with exquisite photography and detailed descriptions. "Royal Gardens" includes 131 color photographs, 16 illustrations and figures, and 2 maps, including paintings and drawings of ancient gardens, layout plans of royal summer palaces, and gorgeous photography of the natural beauty of China. Cheng Liyao provides the reader with detailed descriptions of various imperial gardens, offering great insight into an important part of Chinese architecture.

About Liyao Cheng

Cheng Liyao was born in 1932. He graduated from the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University in 1955, and is now a senior editor of the China Architecture

Details Book

Author : Liyao Cheng
Publisher : CN Times Books
Data Published : 28 January 2014
ISBN : 1627740147
EAN : 9781627740142
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 204 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Royal Gardens

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Great Gardens of America free pdfGreat Gardens of America

    An authoritative and superbly illustrated celebration of the great gardens of the United States and Canada from the author of the highly acclaimed The New English Garden. The gardens chosen for this book range from eighteenth-century landscape gardens such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in North Carolina..

  • Of Gardens free pdfOf Gardens

    Of Gardens records a great adventure of continual discovery not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens and landscapes but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization..

  • Gardens in France free pdfGardens in France

    From stylized Zen gardens in Provence to cactus displays on the Cote d'Azur. from classical palace gardens to quaint domestic beds. travel round the most beautiful gardens in France..

  • The China's Lost Imperial Garden free pdfThe China's Lost Imperial Garden

    Built in 1707. the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) is a masterpiece integrating the classic garden-building arts of China. It is reputed as the "Garden of all Gardens." due to its rich and incomparable landscaping..

  • The Oxford Book of Garden Verse free pdfThe Oxford Book of Garden Verse

    There have been poems about gardens for as long as there have been gardens. Gardens have been all things to all men and women: paradoxical sites of pleasure and pain. of safety and danger..

  • Royal Gardens free pdfRoyal Gardens

    Download Medical Books. "Royal Gardens" explores the development of Chinese imperial gardens, from the Shang dynasty to the Qing dynasty. In ancient China, garden architecture developed from a primiti