publication . Book . 2010

Asian gardens: history, beliefs and design

Turner, Tom;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Aug 2010
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
[Book description from publisher's website]\ud The gardens made on the fringes of Central Asia in the past 5000 years form a great arc. From the Fertile Crescent, it runs west to Europe and east to China and Japan. Asia's fringe was a zone of interchange: a vast landscape in which herders encountered farmers and the design of symbolic gardens began. It appears that as they became settlers, nomads retained a love of mobility, hunting and the wild places in which their ancestors had roamed. Central Asian and Indian ideas influenced the garden culture of China, Japan and South East Asia.\ud \ud In West Asia, Aryan settlers made hunting parks known as paradises. The...
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