The Craft of Gardens

The Classic Chinese Text on Garden Design
Author: Ji Cheng
Publisher: Shanghai Press
ISBN: 9781602200081
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 321
With dozens of stunning photographs, this modern translation of a Classic text is a masterpiece of classical Chinese gardening. Ji Cheng's great work on garden design, the Yuan Ye or Craft of Gardens, was originally published around 1631 and is the earliest manual of landscape gardening in the Chinese tradition. This is the first complete English translation of Ji Cheng's seminal work. This Chinese gardening book is based on J Cheng's notes and experiences from his career as a garden designer, which he discusses at some length in his introduction> Since architecture is an integral part of the Chinese garden, much of the book is taken up with the design of different types of buildings and the integration of architecture with nature in the garden. Ji Cheng explains the religious and aesthetic principles underlying garden design and the appropriate emotional response to various effects. he then offers a down-to-earth series of instructions about the requirements of different types of sites, building layouts, architectural features, paving, the construction of artificial mountains, selection of rocks, and the use of natural scenery. This delightful book provides not only insights into Chinese gardening but also a unique perspective on Chinese culture and society in the late Ming dynasty. Full notes by the translator explain obscure points and introduce relevant aspects of Chinese culture, while an introduction by Maggie Keswick sets the book firmly in its historical context. Illustrations include not only Ji Cheng's original diagrams but also historical paintings and contemporary photographs of a number of outstanding gardens in the part of East China where Ji Cheng lived and worked.

The art & craft of garden making

Author: Thomas Hayton Mawson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 310
View: 526

The Art & Craft of Garden Making

Author: Thomas Mawson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0543011089
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
View: 305
Elibron Classics. Digitized replica of 1907 edition by B. T. Batsford, London. (with illustrations). Thomas Mawson's 1907 work is a beautiful and practical work enlightening readers on how to create all types of gardens, from decorative to kitchen gardens.

The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare

Author: Henry N. Ellacombe
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486821021
Category: Nature
Page: 432
View: 4918
An alphabetical glossary cites plants mentioned by the playwright and discusses their symbolism. The charmingly illustrated text also offers a synopsis of each plant's history and advice for cultivation.

Of Gardens

Selected Essays
Author: Paula Deitz
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206967
Category: Architecture
Page: 384
View: 7595
Paula Deitz has delighted readers for more than thirty years with her vivid descriptions of both famous and hidden landscapes. Her writings allow readers to share in the experience of her extensive travels, from the waterways of Britain's Castle Howard to the Japanese gardens of Kyoto, and home again to New York City's Central Park. Collected for the first time, the essays in Of Gardens record her great adventure of continual discovery, not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization, from the modest garden for family subsistence to major urban developments. Deitz's essays describe how people, over many centuries and in many lands, have expressed their originality by devoting themselves to cultivation and conservation. During a visit to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, Maine, Deitz first came to appreciate the notion that landscape architecture can be as intricately conceived as any major structure and is, indeed, the means by which we redeem the natural environment through design. Years later, as she wandered through the gardens of Versailles, she realized that because gardens give structure without confinement, they encourage a liberation of movement and thought. In Of Gardens, we follow Deitz down paths of revelation, viewing "A Bouquet of British Parks: Liverpool, Edinburgh, and London"; the parks and promenades of Jerusalem; the Moonlight Garden of the Taj Mahal; a Tuscan-style villa in southern California; and the rooftop garden at Tokyo's Mori Center, among many other sites. Deitz covers individual landscape architects and designers, including André Le Nôtre, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, Russell Page, and Michael Van Valkenburgh. She then features an array of parks, public places, and gardens before turning her attention to the burgeoning business of flower shows. The volume concludes with a memorable poetic epilogue entitled "A Winter Garden of Yellow."

The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare

Author: Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734062292
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 4112
Reproduction of the original: The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe

A World of Gardens

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233787
Category: Gardening
Page: 368
View: 5671
A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest. Though gardening is beloved the world over, the style of gardens themselves varies from region to region, determined as much by culture as climate. In this series of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a world tour of different periods in the making of gardens. Hunt shows here how cultural assumptions and local geography have shaped gardens and their meaning. He explores our continuing responses to land and reworkings of the natural world, encompassing a broad range of gardens, from ancient Roman times to early Islamic and Mughal gardens, from Chinese and Japanese gardens to the invention of the public park and modern landscape architecture. A World of Gardens looks at key chapters in garden history, reviewing their significance past and present and tracing the recurrence of different themes and motifs in the design and reception of gardens throughout the world. A World of Gardens celebrates the idea that similar experiences of gardens can be found in many different times and places, including sacred landscapes, scientific gardens, urban gardens, secluded gardens, and symbolic gardens. Featuring two hundred images, this book is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration, whether your garden is a window box, a secluded backyard, or a daydream.

The History of Gardens

Author: Christopher Thacker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520056299
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
View: 7890
Looks at landscape designs and notes the philosophical, cultural, social, and aesthetic considerations underlying gardens throughout the world from the era of ancient Greece to contemporary times

The Art and Craft of Garden Making... - Primary Source Edition

Author: Thomas Hayton Mawson
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 9781293816943
Page: 360
View: 5579
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Art & Craft Of Garden Making 3 Thomas Hayton Mawson B. T. Batsford, 1907 Architecture; Landscape; Architecture / Landscape; Gardening / Garden Design; Gardens; Landscape gardening

The Art and Craft of Garden Making

Author: Thomas H. Mawson
Publisher: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 9781443755320
Category: Gardening
Page: 412
View: 4279
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The Art & Craft of Garden Making

Author: Thomas Hayton Mawson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Gardens
Page: 224
View: 3664

Diarmuid Gavin

An Autobiography
Author: Diarmuid Gavin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1840915781
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
View: 1653
His work has long been recognised for its innovation and his reputation for clashes with the so-called gardening 'establishment' are famous. He has won many accolades including Silver Gilt at Chelsea Flower Show, however, arguably his biggest achievement was to popularize gardening through the medium of television and move it away from the exclusive and stultifying atmosphere of a private club. This is Diarmuid's characteristically open and honest account of his chaotic, inspired and infuriating (to himself and others) road to success.

Gardens of the arts and crafts movement

reality and imagination
Author: Judith B. Tankard
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Category: Design
Page: 216
View: 8308
Draws on a wealth of original research to present visual tours of the gardens of such arts and crafts designers as Edwin Lutyens, Gertrude Jeckyll, and Charles and Henry Green, in a volume that includes period illustrations and design plans.

Place and Memory in the Singing Crane Garden

Author: Vera Schwarcz
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812291735
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
View: 6542
The Singing Crane Garden in northwest Beijing has a history dense with classical artistic vision, educational experimentation, political struggle, and tragic suffering. Built by the Manchu prince Mianyu in the mid-nineteenth century, the garden was intended to serve as a refuge from the clutter of daily life near the Forbidden City. In 1860, during the Anglo-French war in China, the garden was destroyed. One hundred years later, in the 1960s, the garden served as the "ox pens," where dissident university professors were imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution. Peaceful Western involvement began in 1986, when ground was broken for the Arthur Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology. Completed in 1993, the museum and the Jillian Sackler Sculpture Garden stand on the same grounds today. In Place and Memory in the Singing Crane Garden, Vera Schwarcz gives voice to this richly layered corner of China's cultural landscape. Drawing upon a range of sources from poetry to painting, Schwarcz retells the garden's complex history in her own poetic and personal voice. In her exploration of cultural survival, trauma, memory, and place, she reveals how the garden becomes a vehicle for reflection about history and language. Encyclopedic in conception and artistic in execution, Place and Memory in the Singing Crane Garden is a powerful work that shows how memory and ruins can revive the spirit of individuals and cultures alike.

The Practical Book of Garden Structure & Design

Author: Harold Donaldson Eberlein,Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard
Publisher: N.A
Category: Garden ornaments and furniture
Page: 97
View: 7772

The Cosmos as Garden

A pictorial contemplation of Chinese Private Gardens and their role in the alteration of time and space
Author: Jürgen Hirschmann
ISBN: 3836631288
Category: Gardening
Page: 107
View: 7330
Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: The People's Republic of China (PRC), in ideological classification also called Red-China , is the largest country in East Asia and the most populous in the world with over 1.3 billion people, approximately a fifth of the world's population. Since the economic liberalization began after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, the investment and export-led economy of China has grown 70 times bigger and is among the fastest growing in the world. Although China cultural as well as political is opening up since about thirty years, the Chinese manner of cerebration, except of few exemptions, has still keep refused most people in the western world. I also had to learn this the hard way at the beginning of my stay in Shanghai, although I tried to prepare for my travel. Primarily this has to do with the ancient Chinese ideology self. The Chinese, who are calling their country The Empire of the Middle , were on principle in the past rarely attempted to leave their nation because the remaining world for them was not really livable. Outside the boundaries, there lived the so called barbarians, who in ancient times mostly were embodied by brutal Mongolian tribes, who martially tried to infiltrate China and from them the Chinese had to protect. So, they created their own world, a world in the world, enclosed by the thousands of meters long Great Wall (Chang Cheng), inside of they felt confident and could develop further. This retirement in an enclosed space and last but not least the retirement in oneself paved finally the way for their private gardens, in which they could undisturbed find an access to a better world . This essay will deal with these little enclosed garden worlds, these micro-cosmos in a macro-cosmos. This work consists of a searching for their history and the holistically religious backgrounds, which first made enable these small but coevally infinite universes. It get to the bottom of the correlations between time and space, establish relationships between narrow and open, bright and dark, and last but not least inside and outside, which all are parts of an all-containing, super-ordinate Great . It makes close connections to landscape paintings and the gardens self, which as major motif threads through the whole text, will find out that they are close correlated to the Great and grapple with the centre of the Whole , with the Zero-Perspective or the Vapidness , in which the human as important part at [...]

The Art of Garden Photography

Author: N.A
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881926804
Category: Photography
Page: 199
View: 5136
In this remarkably clear and informative book, celebrated photographer Ian Adams provides detailed instruction in every aspect of the art and craft of garden photography, from selecting the right equipment to starting a garden photography business. Includes such topics as digital cameras, films and filters, sharpness and exposure, lighting, scouting and preparing the garden, gardens through the seasons, and making color prints. Original.

Nature Across Cultures

Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures
Author: Helaine Selin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401701490
Category: Science
Page: 482
View: 8031
Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

The Encyclopaedia of Gardening

A Dictionary of Cultivated Plants, Etc., Giving in Alphabetical Sequence the Culture and Propagation of Hardy and Half-hardy Plants, Trees and Shrubs, Orchids, Ferns, Fruit, Vegetables, Hothouse and Greenhouse Plants, Etc., Including Their Specific and Common Names
Author: Thomas William Sanders
Publisher: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 466
View: 578