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Abstract This article sets out to explore the principles that sustain the Japanese garden tradition and to better understand how this tradition has been transported outside of its homeland to other cultures and bio-climatic regions. It seeks, as well, an understanding of how the integrity of...
Abstract An essential feature of gardens in traditional China was, in an etymological sense, the boundaries that marked them out from their surrounding areas.2 The artificial boundaries were physically nude possible by the employment of fences, ledges and, above all, walls. However, walls were,...
Abstract The account that goes by the name of Famous Gardens of Luoyang describes nineteen gardens, and touches on a few others, in the city of Luoyang at the end of the eleventh century. By the time it was written the city, which lies a little way south of the Yellow River in north central...
Abstract The reading of gardens as cultural expression, part of a cultural system, is a common theme in both historical and contemporary research. Yet, the analysis of culture and its creation process via garden interpretation is a relatively new approach. The purpose of this article is to...
Abstract A cult of sacred places in the landscape has existed in Palestine1 since time immemorial, as attested to in a wide variety of historical, archaeological and literary sources, both ancient and modern. A sacred place is a physical location that has become mythical — that is to say, a site...
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