Danielle’s October Post

31 Oct

This is the Astor Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  It is based off the Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets, which was a Ming Dynasty garden built between the 14th and 17th centuries.  What I like about this garden is how peaceful it looks.  I have always been drawn to structures like these.  When I looked at this photograph, I immediately thought of  the Snug Harbor Chinese Scholar’s garden that is on Staten Island, New York.  Although the Astor Court is a recreation of the early Ming Dynasty garden, when looking at pictures of the Scholar’s Garden, I can see Astor Court’s influence in the lines and textures that surround the garden.

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3 Responses to “Danielle’s October Post”

  1. Zhiying Chen November 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    There a lot of these kind of structure in China. They use the combination of landscape, painting and poems to decorate their gardens. Although it is set up by the artist or architect, there is a strong sense of nature while you are walking in one of them. Their purpose is to bring the nature back into people’s courtyard in growing cities. They remind us that we are also come from the nature itself.

    • mmdupre November 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

      My roommate went to china over the summer break. When he came back I immediately asked him to show me all the pictures from his trip. I knew I would love to see the architecture, plant life, people. The culture is so different than in the U.S. He brought home a small Buddha statue that is now on our fridge. Now we have chinese culture in our home 🙂

  2. chernandez11 November 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    FROM ALL OF THE ARCHITECTURE FROM CHINA I LIKE THIS TYPE OF ARCHITECTURE. ME AS AN INTERIOR ARCHITECT I DID A PROJECT ON MY SECOND SEMESTER USIG THIS TYPE OF ARCHITECTURE INSIDE A RESTAURANT WHICH DIDNT SERVE CHINESE FOOD, BUT IT WAS INTERESTING HOW THE CONCEPT CAME TOGETHER HAVING THE CHINESE ARCHITECTURE INCORPORATED INSIDE A RESTAURANT WERE THE RESTAURANT SERVE AS A CAFE.

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