History of Xindu Guihu Garden through Vernacular Landscape Symbol Analysis
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Dingying Ye, Yuanyuan Jiang, Chunyang Liu
There are variety of landscape symbols in Xindu-Guihu Garden, which carry different cultural meaning and serve as the reflections of the history and evolution of the garden. Based on semiotic theories, different cultural symbols of different historical stages are firstly summarized and classified in this paper for general understanding. Based on field survey and symbol collection, certain landscape symbols of different historical stages are analyzed in detail to serve as an evidence of the garden's historical evolution. Vernacular landscape symbol analysis is then promoted as an approach to study the history and evolution of landscape architectures.
Semiotics, Vernacular landscape symbol, Xindu Guihu, Historical context analysis.