Ms. Lori Luo: The Chinoiserie Garden in Britain c.1730 – c.1850

161026-seminar-luoDate: 26 October 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 10.28 Run Run Shaw Tower

Among the many artistic interactions between Britain and China in the 18th and 19th centuries, landscape gardening was one of the most common and consistent areas displaying western curiosity about the remote civilization. By adapting elements from the foreign culture of China, British patrons and designers took the new style of garden design as a way to demonstrate their own social and cultural beliefs and identity. This talk will examine three Chinoiserie gardens in different periods, focusing on how the Chinese style was interpreted and how various Chinese elements embodied specific meanings… (Please click on the image to read more)