Seeds of A Different Eden, Chinese Gardening Ideas and A New English Aesthetic Ideal

Seeds of A Different Eden, Chinese Gardening Ideas and A New English Aesthetic Ideal

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During the late 17th century, explains Liu (English, Niagara County Community College, New York State), returning missionaries and other European travelers brought back from China a theory of beauty that transformed English garden layouts from symmetrical to asymmetrical. He explores the intricate horticultural interaction of the Far East and the West during the period, and its diverse aesthetic and philosophical implications. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781570037696
1570037698
Branch Call Number: 712.0951 LIU
Characteristics: x, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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