80000 words with more than 500 pictures. This book focuses mainly on traditional Chinese private gardens, as opposed to modern replicas, imperial gardens, or recreational public gardens. This book has wide public appeal as well as significant academic value. The people responsible for these traditional private gardens managed to achieve the perfect mix of nature and culture while catering to people’s needs for both natural beauty and urban comfort. To build such a garden is to create a paradise.
English translation manuscript available. Rights sold: Korean (Todam Media), Spanish(Ediciones UC).
Professor Ruan Yisan, one of the most notable experts in historic cities preservation, winner of 2003 Asia-Pacific Heritage Award of UNESCO. Photographer: Chen Jianxing, professional garden photographer, over three decades of experience with garden photography.