Decker: Chinese architecture, civil and ornamental

[Paul Decker:] Chinese architecture, civil and ornamental. Being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs and plans and elevations, &c. from the Imperial retreat to the smallest ornamental building in China. … The whole neatly engraved on twenty-four copper-plates, … adapted to this climate, by P. Decker, … (London: Printed for the … → Continue reading

Grohmann: Ideen-Magazin für Architecten, Künstler und Handwerker

Johann Gottfried Grohmann: Ideen-Magazin für Architecten, Künstler und Handwerker (Leipzig: Baumgärtner’s Buchhandlung 1832-1842)

Digitized Vol. 1 (1832-1834) > Internet Archive (Book contributor & digitizing sponsor: Research Library, The Getty Research Institute) > Biodiversity Heritage Library Vol. 2 (1835-1836) > Internet Archive (Book contributor & digitizing sponsor: Research Library, The … → Continue reading

[Attiret:] A Particular Account of the Emperor of China’s Gardens Near Pekin

Jean Denis Attiret/Joseph Spence (transl.): A particular account of the Emperor of China’s gardens near Pekin: in a letter from F. Attiret, a French missionary, now employ’d by that Emperor to paint the apartments in those gardens, to his friend at Paris (London: printed for R. Dodsley and sold by M. Cooper 1752)

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Le Rouge: Jardins anglo-chinois à la mode

Georges Louis Le Rouge (1707-1790 [?]), was a French cartographer, architect and engraver, who published his own œuvre in his own publishing house. Beginning in 1773, he published plans and sketches of gardens, providing detailed images of the then new English gardens. Le Rouge used the term „jardin ango-chinois“ long before Horace Walpole. The Jardins … → Continue reading

Percy: Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to the Chinese

Thomas Percy: Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to the Chinese (London: Dodsley 1762)

Digitized: > vol. 1: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz > vol. 2: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz No copy listed in Wiener China-Bibliographie

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vol. 1 I.: A Dissertation On The Language and Characters … → Continue reading

Malone: History of the Peking Summer Palaces

Carroll Brown Malone: History of the Peking Summer Palaces under the Ch’ing Dynasty (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1934; reprint: New York: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1966)

Digitized: Internet Archive (digitizing sponsor: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries with support from LYRASIS and the Sloan Foundation; book contributor: University of Florida, George A. … → Continue reading

Halfpenny: The country gentleman’s pocket companion, and builder’s assistant, for rural decorative architecture

William Halfpenny: The country gentleman’s pocket companion, and builder’s assistant, for rural decorative architecture : containing, thirty-two new designs, plans and elevations of alcoves, floats, temples, summer-houses, lodges, huts, grotto’s, &c. in the Augustine, Gothick and Chinese taste, with proper directions annexed : also the exact estimate of their several amounts, which are from twenty-five … → Continue reading

Unzer: Ueber die Chinesischen Gärten

Ludwig August Unzer: Ueber die Chinesischen Gärten. Eine Abhandlung. ([Lemgo] 1773)

Digitized: SLUB Dresden (URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-db-id3526590686) Bibliographic reference: VD18 10561773 No copy listed in Wiener China-Bibliographie

Chambers: A dissertation on oriental gardening

In his Designs of Chinese Buildings (1757), William Chambers (1723-1796) had briefly mentioned the aesthetics of Chinese gardens. His Dissertation on Oriental Gardening (first ed. 1772) opposed the trend towards gardens with unplanned appearance by explaining the Chinese garden as an „artistically enhanced natural space designed to evoke emotions“ (Marcia Reed/Paola Demattè (ed.): China on … → Continue reading

Krafft: Plans des plus beaux jardins pittoresques …

J. Ch. Krafft: Plans des plus beaux jardins pittoresques de France, d’Angleterre et d’Allemagne, et des edifices, monumens, fabriques, etc. Qui concourrent a leur embellissement, dans tous les genres d’architecture, tels que chinois, egyptien, anglois, arabe, moresque, etc. Plans of the most beautiful picturesque gardens in France, England, and Germany, and of the edifices, monuments, … → Continue reading

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