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13 September 2010

History of Gardens in East Asia

13 Sep 2010

Francois Louis, Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY, USA

"The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture is a graduate institute affiliated with Bard College that opened in New York City in 1993. Today the BGC offers two programs of study, one leading to a master of arts degree and the other to a doctor of philosophy degree. Students in these programs can select from a wide array of courses dealing with various aspects of the cultural history of the material world. [...]
[Author's details:] Francois LOUIS, Associate Professor. MA, PhD, University of Zurich. Editor-in-chief, Artibus Asiae; lecturer, University of Zurich; assistant curator, Museum Rietberg Zurich. Books include Die Goldschmiede der Tang und Song- Zeit; An Index of Gold and Silver Artifacts Unearthed in the People’s Republic of China (coauthor); Chinesisches Gold und Silber (editor and contributing author). Articles include “The Hejiacun Rhyton and the Chinese Wine Horn: Intoxicating Rarities and their Antiquarian Legacy,” Artibus Asiae; “Written Ornament—Ornamental Writing: Birdscript of the Early Han Dynasty and the Art of Enchanting,” Ars Orientalis; “The Genesis of an Icon: The Taiji Diagram’s Early History,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies; “Shaping Symbols of Privilege: Precious Metals and the Early Liao Aristocracy,” Journal of Sung-Yuan Studies."

Site contents:
* Online resources (# Gardens of China (General, Old Depictions of Gardens [rubbings, handscrolls, photographs, Jiangnan Gardens, Beijing Gardens, Yuanming Yuan, Plants, Horticulture, and Botany); # Gardens of Japan; # Gardens of Korea; # Additional Resources)).
* Bibliography China [1743 - 2009]
["The following bibliography lists studies in Western languages on the history and appreciation of gardens in China. For a comprehensive, topically ordered bibliography of 20th-century studies (including those in Chinese and Japanese) refer to Stanislaus Fung's "Guide to secondary sources on Chinese gardens," in Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes 18, 3 (Autumn 1998), 269-286.]
* Bibliography Japan ["This page is under construction. For an annotated introductory bibliography go to Professor Olds' website, The Japanese Garden" http://learn.bowdoin.edu/japanesegardens/index.html].

URL http://inside.bard.edu/~louis/gardens/index.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://inside.bard.edu/~louis/gardens/index.html

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