An exploration of designed water in traditional and contemporary Chinese landscape architecture

dc.contributor.advisorPaine, Cecelia
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yanchun
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-26T15:14:07Z
dc.date.available2021-01-26T15:14:07Z
dc.date.copyright2006
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the cultural roots of water used in Chinese traditional built landscapes and the expanded use of water in contemporary design. Review of the literature revealed three sets of water typologies and four sets of water-related design principles associated with traditional and contemporary built landscapes in China. Case studies of contemporary parks in Shanghai, China were selected: three designed by Canadian landscape architects, the other three designed by local Chinese professionals. Assessment of the six sites revealed the extent to which the typologies and principles were evident in each case study. Analysis revealed similarities and difference in the extent to which the typologies and principles had been applied by both Canadian and Chinese designers. The results are presented in a format intended to assist contemporary landscape architects who are interested in further understanding water related design that reflects a sensitivity to Chinese culture.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/23946
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectcultural rootsen_US
dc.subjectwateren_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjecttraditionalen_US
dc.subjectbuilt landscapesen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary designen_US
dc.titleAn exploration of designed water in traditional and contemporary Chinese landscape architectureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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