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The Resource A paradise lost : the imperial garden Yuanming Yuan, Young-tsu Wong

A paradise lost : the imperial garden Yuanming Yuan, Young-tsu Wong

Label
A paradise lost : the imperial garden Yuanming Yuan
Title
A paradise lost
Title remainder
the imperial garden Yuanming Yuan
Statement of responsibility
Young-tsu Wong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Noted for its magnificent architecture and extraordinary history, the Yuanming Yuan is China's most famous imperial garden. The complex was begun in the early eighteenth century, and construction continued over the next 150 years. While Chinese historians, and many Chinese in general, view the garden as the paramount achievement of Chinese architecture and landscape design, almost nothing is known about the Yuanming Yuan in the West. A Paradise Lost is the first comprehensive study of the palatial garden complex in a Western language. Written in a broad and engaging style, Young-tsu Wong brings "the garden of perfect brightness" to life as he leads readers on a grand tour of its architecture and history." "Wong begins by inspecting the garden's physical appearance and its architectural elements. He discusses the origin and evolution of these structures and the aesthetics of their design and arrangement. Throughout he refers to maps and original models of individual buildings and other existing gardens of the Ming-Qing period, including the well-preserved Yihe Yuan and the Chengde Summer Mountain Retreat in Rehe. A special feature of the book is its exploration of the activities and daily life of the royal household."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
VVN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wong, Young-tsu
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historic gardens
  • Gardens, Chinese
  • Landscape architecture
  • Yuan Ming Yuan (Beijing, China)
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • GARDENING
  • GARDENING
  • Gardens, Chinese
  • Historic gardens
  • Landscape architecture
  • China
  • China
  • Gartenkunst
  • Geschichte
  • Peking
  • Peking
Label
A paradise lost : the imperial garden Yuanming Yuan, Young-tsu Wong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50060560
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811018817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r2jg
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50060560
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A paradise lost : the imperial garden Yuanming Yuan, Young-tsu Wong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50060560
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811018817
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r2jg
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50060560
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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