Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Gardens of Suzhou – Communications – By: L+A Landscape Architecture


Suzhou is well known for its collection of classical Chinese gardens built from the eleventh through the nineteenth centuries. In The Gardens of Suzhou, the author realigns the scholarship of these gardens away from their well-documented literary associations and symbolism toward an understanding based on visual proportions, spatial qualities, experiential sequences — and even urban ecology— in order to extend their influence in the contemporary discourse on gardens and landscapes.

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