A Study of the Spiritual Expression of Corridors in Literati Gardens
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages: 70-77
Received: Jul. 12, 2019; Accepted: Aug. 6, 2019; Published: Aug. 19, 2019
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Tang Fengqiang, School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Fu Junjie, School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
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Chinese ancient literati drew inspiration from traditional paintings and pursue picturesque scene in terms of artistic expression in constructing gardens. Using the method of image analysis, literature review, field investigation, and logical analysis, an important element of literati garden construction -- corridor, as the research object, was studied. As the important element of traditional Chinese gardens, corridors in the garden are not only the connection of the buildings, but also act as the guide line of the scenery, which make garden buildings connected into a harmonious whole landscape. Clearly, the interaction between the traditional Chinese painting and garden space were probed from three aspects, spatial order, spatial level and spatial imagination and reality. In sum, spatial-temporal integration, fusion of feelings with the natural setting, interdependence of being and non-being are three levels of the spiritual expression of corridors. Meanwhile, by analyzing the spiritual expression of corridors in the picturesque scene creation of garden space, the paper tries to probe into literati’s aesthetic ideals of unity between man and nature and spiritual pursuit of seclusion and detachment. What’s more, further studies according to the connotation culture of literati gardens and corridors were probed, in order to provide a reference for contemporary garden practice.
Literati Garden, Picturesque Scene, Corridor, Space Creation, Spiritual Expression
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Tang Fengqiang, Fu Junjie, A Study of the Spiritual Expression of Corridors in Literati Gardens, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 70-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20190704.11
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