Featured Topic: Houses & Gardens

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The Japanese Garden
Bowdoin College
An excellent resource about Japanese gardens. Currently featuring 29 gardens (primarily "the historical gardens of Kyoto and its environs, including Nara"), the website was "designed simply to provide the visitor with an opportunity to visit each garden, to move through or around it, to experience it through the medium of high-quality color images, and to learn something of its history." With additional information about the origins and key elements of the Japanese garden, this is a truly outstanding resource on the topic of Japanese gardens. Also with a bibliography, glossary, and list of web links.

Go to Museum Resource: http://learn.bowdoin.edu/japanesegardens/index.html
Gardens
University of Washington, Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
"This unit explores the private Chinese garden, the elegant paradises created by the well-to-do, especially in the Southeast. The unit includes a walk-through tour of one of the older surviving gardens of Suzhou, the Garden of the Master of Nets." A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization was prepared by University of Washington history professor Patricia Buckley Ebrey. With questions for discussion, timelines, maps, and suggested readings. Select HOME to find link to teachers' guides for all topics featured on the website.

Go to Museum Resource: http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/home/3garintr.htm
Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home
Peabody Essex Museum
"Yin Yu Tang, a late Qing dynasty merchants' house, was originally located in southeastern China. Re-erected at the Peabody Essex Museum, Yin Yu Tang is now open to visitors." This companion website to the permanent installation at the museum allows visitors to explore "this rare example of the region's renowned architecture and to learn about the daily life of the Huang family, who lived in Yin Yu Tang for over 200 years." With in-depth text, images, and diagrams organized around the topics Orientation, Construction, Ornamentation, Belongings, and Preservation.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.pem.org/sites/yinyutang/
Homes (of China's Late Imperial Period): House Architecture and Interiors
University of Washington, Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
"This unit looks at the homes people built as a way to learn more about the material circumstances of their lives and how geography affected daily life. After looking at how houses were built, it considers what was inside them." A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization was prepared by University of Washington history professor Patricia Buckley Ebrey. With questions for discussion, timelines, maps, and suggested readings. Select HOME to find link to teachers' guides for all topics featured on the website.

Go to Museum Resource: http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/home/3homintr.htm
Scholar's Library and Study
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
With introductory overview and images (including a 360-degree panorama view) of this permanent architectural installation at the MIA of a Qing dynasty scholar's study and attached rock garden. The IN THIS ROOM section has information about and images of furniture and decorative objects in the room; the CURATOR INTERVIEW section examines aspects of the room in greater detail. There is also a link to another installation -- a reception hall dating to the early 17th century -- also with an image gallery, object descriptions, panorama view, and curator interview.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/architecture/chinese-scholars-study.cfm
Nature Within Walls: The Chinese Garden Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An illustrated 28-page teacher's guide that can be downloaded in .pdf format. The guide "provides background material about gardens and nature in Chinese culture ... Also included are suggestions for topics of discussion and relevant activities for use in the classroom. This material is meant to draw students’ attention to some of the key features of the garden and to help them understand how these details can embody fundamental cultural concepts. A glossary and a list of bibliographic and other resources provide handy references."

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/learn/for-educators/publications-for-educators/nature-...
Chinese Gardens and Collectors' Rocks
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A brief discussion of the significance of the garden in Chinese culture. With 10 related artworks and a video clip of the Chinese Garden Court at the Metropolitan Museum.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cgrk/hd_cgrk.htm
The World of Scholars' Rocks: Gardens, Studios, and Paintings
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Online presentation of a 2000 exhibition that "features more than 30 scholars' rocks from the noted collection of the Richard Rosenblum family, ranging in size from desktop pieces to freestanding works of several feet in height. They are accompanied by about 90 paintings dating from the 11th to 20th century, drawn primarily from the Museum's collection." With images of 9 related rocks and paintings.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={26B7F4B8-AE17-11D3-...
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