On Li Yu’s Aesthetic Concepts about Originality First in Building House and Garden—After Reading House and Garden in Casual Expressions of Idle Feeling

Jian-xiu ZHANG, Guo-qing LI

Abstract


The paper is to discuss and analyze Li Yu’s aesthetic originality by taking House and Garden in Casual Expressions of Idle Feeling as the data in order to find a true Li Yu and his authentic aesthetic thinking in building. The discussion is carried out from the following perspectives, the designing of the suspended ceiling, the movable roof, the terrain of the house, the house orientation, the tortuous path and the small rockery of the garden. The analysis proves that Li Yu, a greater thinker and cultural giant, is good at originality in seemingly average house and garden building by adapting the design to local conditions in order to achieve a harmonious unity between man and nature.

Keywords


Li Yu, House and Garden in Casual Expressions of Idle Feeling, Seeking originality


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/iceme2019/29603

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