By Lou Qingxi
Chinese language Gardens is ready the historical past and evolution, and the paintings and strategies of chinese language gardens and their architectures. the writer compares the gardens with the looks of usual landscapes and describes their aspiring to the chinese language, and the chinese language people¡¯s admiration of them. With b&w and colour photographs.
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The Grand View Garden (partial) painted by Qing painter based on the Chinese classic novel The Dream of Red Mansion. The painting shows the flourishing scene in noble families. Chinese Gardens 56 Flexibility in overall layout Classic Chinese architecture, if looked at individually, is mostly simple in shape and not large in volume. However they o�en appear in groups, which is one of the diﬀering f e a t u r e s f r o m We s t e r n architecture. Judging from documentation from ancient times and the remaining examples, we can conclude that this kind of architectural combination had adopted the courtyard model from very early on, which is to form a courtyard with single buildings on all sides.
In this manner, all resources used for water works, hills, construction and vegetation are realized locally. The south is more populous in both rural and urban areas in comparison with the north. Due to the advantages in climate, soil, produce and natural resources as well as the unique geographical location, the south has enjoyed the reputation of being the “land of The picture shows the Slender West Lake in Yangzhou. abundant ﬁsh and rice” since ancient times, and holds a pivotal position in China’s economic structure.
Lake stones and artiﬁcial hills sit below the Duck Shooting Corridor at half the height of the residential wall, hovering above the pond water, while the upper half of the residential walls are decorated with artiﬁcial windows. Pavilions with upturned eaves, stones and hills with rugged edges, artiﬁcial windows on the walls, bushes in between rocks and ancient pines in front of 41 Chinese Gardens the pavilion together form a landscape painting at the east bank of the pond, against 42 the background of residential walls.