Korean gardens : tradition, symbolism and resilience

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Full title: Korean gardens : tradition, symbolism and resilience / Jill Matthews.
Main author: Matthews, Jill, 1949- (Author)
Format: Book           

Table of Contents:
  • Part I.
  • The distinctive nature of Korean gardens.
  • 01
  • A brief history of Korean gardens : cultural resilience
  • 02
  • What makes Korean gardens distinctive? Use of natural topography. Site selection. Lack of boundaries. Borrowed landscape. Syncretic symbolism. Plant selection and cultivation. Proportion of buildings to garden. Constant rebuilding. Public accessibility.
  • 03
  • Spirituality and Korean gardens. Mountain spirits and immortals. Pungnyudo. Dangun myth. Goemancy (pongsu). Um-yang philosophy. Shamanism. Buddhism. Confucianism and neo-Confucianism. Christianity.
  • 04
  • Symbolism in Korean gardens. Symbolic rocks. Ponds. Groups of three. Levels. Symbolic trees. Symbolic plants. Colours (dancheong).
  • 05
  • Literature and calligraphy. Garden poetry. The four noble friends. Imaginary gardens.
  • 06
  • Chinese and Japanese influences. Chinese influences. Japanese influences.
  • Part 2.
  • Twenty of Korea's finest gardens.
  • 01
  • Palace gardens. Introduction. Changdeokgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace. Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond Garden.
  • 02
  • Tomb gardens. Introduction. Donggereung Joseon Royal Tomb Park. Silla Dynasty Royal Tomb Parks. Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tomb Park.
  • 03
  • Buddhist temple gardens. Introduction. Bulgksa Temple Garden. Unmunsa Temple Garden. Haeinsa Temple Garden.
  • 04
  • Confucian literati gardens. Introduction. Dosan Seowan Confucian Academy Garden. Soswaewon Scholarly Retreat Garden. Buyongdong Scholarly Retreat Garden. Ojukheon Country Estate Garden. Choganjeong Scholarly Retreat Garden. Imdaejeong Wonrim woodland garden. Seoseokji Scholarly Retreat Garden. Gwanghalluwon Garden. Mugyeondang Pond and Pavilion Garden.
  • Part 3.
  • Tables and diagrams.