Ideas of Chinese Gardens: Western Accounts, 1300-1860 (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)

University of Pennsylvania Press

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 0812247639 / ISBN 13: 9780812247633
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis:

Europeans may be said to have first encountered the Chinese garden in Marco Polo's narrative of his travels through the Mongol Empire and his years at the court of Kublai Khan. His account of a man-made lake abundant with fish, a verdant green hill lush with trees, raised walkways, and a plethora of beasts and birds took root in the European imagination as the description of a kind of Eden. Beginning in the sixteenth century, permanent interaction between Europe and China took form, and Jesuit missionaries and travelers recorded in letters and memoirs their admiration of Chinese gardens for their seeming naturalness. In the eighteenth century, European taste for chinoiserie reached its height, and informed observers of the Far East discovered that sophisticated and codified design principles lay behind the apparent simplicity of the Chinese garden. The widespread appreciation of the eighteenth century gave way to rejection in the nineteenth, a result of tensions over practical concerns such as trade imbalances and symbolized by the destruction of the imperial park of Yuanming yuan by a joint Anglo-French military expedition.


In Ideas of Chinese Gardens, Bianca Maria Rinaldi has gathered an unparalleled collection of westerners' accounts, many freshly translated and all expertly annotated, as well as images that would have accompanied the texts as they circulated in Europe. Representing a great diversity of materials and literary genres, Rinaldi's book includes more than thirty-five sources that span centuries, countries, languages, occupational biases, and political aims. By providing unmediated firsthand accounts of the testimony of these travelers and expatriates, Rinaldi illustrates how the Chinese garden was progressively lifted out of the realm of fantasy into something that could be compared with, and have an impact on, European traditions.

Review:

"By bringing essential sources together in one book, Bianca Maria Rinaldi facilitates comparisons among them, making possible a more nuanced understanding of the development of European ideas about Chinese gardens over time."--David Porter, author of The Chinese Taste in Eighteenth-Century England

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Ideas of Chinese Gardens: Western Accounts, ...
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press. Condition: Like New. Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # SJ3-01284

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
35.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Rinaldi, Bianca Maria, editor
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press 2016, Philadelphia (2016)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Stephen Foster - ABA, ILAB, & PBFA
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press 2016, Philadelphia, 2016. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. viii, 376 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Very clean and unused copy. No ownership marks. Illustrations. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 56986

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Bianca Maria Rinaldi (ed)
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Wearside Books
(Durham, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. BRAND NEW COPY. Seller Inventory # 000756

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0812247639-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
52.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Bianca Maria Rinaldi
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9780812247633

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
50.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Europeans may be said to have first encountered the Chinese garden in Marco Polo's narrative of his travels through the Mongol Empire and his years at the court of Kublai Khan. His account of a man-made lake abundant with fish, a verdant green hill lush with trees, raised walkways, and a plethora of beasts and birds took root in the European imagination as the description of a kind of Eden. Beginning in the sixteenth century, permanent interaction between Europe and China took form, and Jesuit missionaries and travelers recorded in letters and memoirs their admiration of Chinese gardens for their seeming naturalness. In the eighteenth century, European taste for chinoiserie reached its height, and informed observers of the Far East discovered that sophisticated and codified design principles lay behind the apparent simplicity of the Chinese garden. The widespread appreciation of the eighteenth century gave way to rejection in the nineteenth, a result of tensions over practical concerns such as trade imbalances and symbolized by the destruction of the imperial park of Yuanming yuan by a joint Anglo-French military expedition.In Ideas of Chinese Gardens, Bianca Maria Rinaldi has gathered an unparalleled collection of westerners' accounts, many freshly translated and all expertly annotated, as well as images that would have accompanied the texts as they circulated in Europe. Representing a great diversity of materials and literary genres, Rinaldi's book includes more than thirty-five sources that span centuries, countries, languages, occupational biases, and political aims. By providing unmediated firsthand accounts of the testimony of these travelers and expatriates, Rinaldi illustrates how the Chinese garden was progressively lifted out of the realm of fantasy into something that could be compared with, and have an impact on, European traditions. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780812247633

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
57.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Bianca Maria Rinaldi
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780812247633

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
56.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Europeans may be said to have first encountered the Chinese garden in Marco Polo's narrative of his travels through the Mongol Empire and his years at the court of Kublai Khan. His account of a man-made lake abundant with fish, a verdant green hill lush with trees, raised walkways, and a plethora of beasts and birds took root in the European imagination as the description of a kind of Eden. Beginning in the sixteenth century, permanent interaction between Europe and China took form, and Jesuit missionaries and travelers recorded in letters and memoirs their admiration of Chinese gardens for their seeming naturalness. In the eighteenth century, European taste for chinoiserie reached its height, and informed observers of the Far East discovered that sophisticated and codified design principles lay behind the apparent simplicity of the Chinese garden. The widespread appreciation of the eighteenth century gave way to rejection in the nineteenth, a result of tensions over practical concerns such as trade imbalances and symbolized by the destruction of the imperial park of Yuanming yuan by a joint Anglo-French military expedition.In Ideas of Chinese Gardens, Bianca Maria Rinaldi has gathered an unparalleled collection of westerners' accounts, many freshly translated and all expertly annotated, as well as images that would have accompanied the texts as they circulated in Europe. Representing a great diversity of materials and literary genres, Rinaldi's book includes more than thirty-five sources that span centuries, countries, languages, occupational biases, and political aims. By providing unmediated firsthand accounts of the testimony of these travelers and expatriates, Rinaldi illustrates how the Chinese garden was progressively lifted out of the realm of fantasy into something that could be compared with, and have an impact on, European traditions. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780812247633

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
59.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by University of Pennsylvania Pre (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Pre, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020812247639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
68.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

University of Pennsylvania Press
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812247639 ISBN 13: 9780812247633
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0812247639q

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
68.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 10 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book