The Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Between NW 2nd and 3rd and NW Everett and Flanders in Old Town/Chinatown, Portland Oregon, USA

The Chinese Garden by Maggie Keswick

When The Chinese Garden was published in 1978, it was the first attempt in any language to explore the meanings that lie behind Chinese gardens.  Now thoroughly revised and with new illustrations, it remains a classic of the subject.  In a scholarly and accessible way, it traces the Chinese garden back through the earliest records, and explains its influence on, and how it was influenced by, philosophy, painting, architecture and literature.  An exploration of Chinese culture, and how this culture manifested itself in the art of garden-making and design, The Chinese Garden provides unique insights into a great civilization and an intimate glimpse of the lives of the artists, scholars, poets and emperors who made it.

$39.95