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The Resource Fruitful sites : garden culture in Ming dynasty China, Craig Clunas

Fruitful sites : garden culture in Ming dynasty China, Craig Clunas

Label
Fruitful sites : garden culture in Ming dynasty China
Title
Fruitful sites
Title remainder
garden culture in Ming dynasty China
Statement of responsibility
Craig Clunas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gardens are sites that can be at one and the same time admired works of art and valuable pieces of real estate. As the first account in English to be wholly based on contemporary Chinese sources, this innovative, beautifully illustrated book grounds the practices of garden-making in Ming Dynasty China (1368-1644) firmly in the social and cultural history of the day. Who owned gardens? Who visited them? How were they represented in words, in paintings, and in visual culture generally, and what meanings did these representations hold at different levels of Chinese society? How did the discourse of gardens intersect with other discourses such as those of aesthetics, agronomy, geomancy, and botany? By examining the gardens of the city of Suzhou from a number of different angles, Craig Clunas provides a rich picture of a complex cultural phenomenon, one that was of crucial importance to the self-fashioning of the Ming elite. Drawing on a wide range of recent work in cultural theory, the author provides for the first time a historical and materialist account of Chinese garden culture, and replaces broad generalizations and orientalist fantasy with a convincing picture of the garden's role in social life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clunas, Craig
Dewey number
712/.0951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB466.C5
LC item number
C6 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historic gardens
  • Gardens, Chinese
  • China
Label
Fruitful sites : garden culture in Ming dynasty China, Craig Clunas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 104
  • 4
  • The Represented Garden
  • 137
  • 5
  • The Landscape of Number
  • 177
  • 1
  • The Fruitful Garden
  • 16
  • 2
  • The Aesthetic Garden
  • 60
  • 3
  • The Gardens of the Wen Family
Control code
33334138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780822317951
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95044802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Fruitful sites : garden culture in Ming dynasty China, Craig Clunas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 104
  • 4
  • The Represented Garden
  • 137
  • 5
  • The Landscape of Number
  • 177
  • 1
  • The Fruitful Garden
  • 16
  • 2
  • The Aesthetic Garden
  • 60
  • 3
  • The Gardens of the Wen Family
Control code
33334138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780822317951
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95044802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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