THE ELEGANT LIFE OF THE CHINESE LITERATI
THE ELEGANT LIFE OF THE CHINESE LITERATI THE ELEGANT LIFE OF THE CHINESE LITERATI
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With the pace of modern life, we often don't stop to appreciate the little things in life. Everyday objects go unnoticed and are continuously underappreciated. The Elegant Life of the Chinese Literati is the first complete translation of a classic 17th century Chinese guide to the ordinary objects of everyday life—from trees and birds to windows and tea. Lavishly illustrated with famous Chinese paintings and photographs of Chinese gardens, furniture, and objets d'art, readers can immerse themselves in Chinese culture, history, and values, and perhaps even learn to appreciate the everyday objects in their own lives.

Wen Zhenheng (1585-1645) was a bibliophile and expert in garden design who excelled in poetry, prose, and painting. He was the grandson of noted Ming Dynasty painter, calligrapher, and literary figure Wen Zhengming (1470-1559).

Chen Zhi (1899-1989) was a well-known expert and scholar of garden design. His Introduction to Chinese Garden Design is the earliest modern specialist work on garden design in China and the foundation for its study.

Additional Information:

  • The first complete translation of a classic Chinese text
  • Richly illustrated with well-known Chinese paintings
  • Author: Wen Zhenheng, Introduction: Chen Zhi 
  • Published 2019
  • Pages: 156, hardcover
  • Size: 7.3 x 7.3 inches