Hidden orders in Chinese gardens: irregular fractal structure and its generative rules
AbstractThe hidden orders of physical structure in Yuyuan, an example of Chinese gardens, are explored. Methods of geometric analysis are used to examine rules of iteration and transformation in the configuration model of the garden, for example, the spatial structure of ‘gardens in a garden’, the pedestrian system of ‘circles in a circle’, and the tree-like waterway, which formulate an irregular fractal system. It is argued that these generative rules of the structure, which mainly give rise to the similarities and complexities between parts and the whole garden, are deeply rooted in the principle of I Ching .
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.
Volume (Year): 37 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.pion.co.uk
You can help add them by filling out this form.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Neil Hammond).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.