Gardens in Java

(éd. orig. : Jardins à Java, Arts Asiatiques, XX, 1969, p. 135-183)

Denys LOMBARD

Collection : Terjemahan Lain

Collection's number: 16

Edition: EFEO

Publication date: 2010

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ISBN-13 : 978-2-85539-481-7

Distributor : Autre éditeur

Geography : Indonésie

Language : Anglais

Place : Jakarta

Support : Papier

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Abstract

The ancient gardens described and analysed dy Denys Lombard in this study - mainly Sunyaragi in Cirebon and Taman Sari in Yogyakarta, but also others from Banten in West Java up to Bali and Lombok - are not natural spaces domesticated and adorned for the purpose of providing  comfort and beauty. Rather, secluded behind walls and made up of buildings and pools - symbolizing the primeval moutain and the sea - they are places where the king could retreat, medidate, and display his divine nature.

Abundantly illustrated with photographs, maps, and sketches, this book will be as useful to visitors as it will be of interest for all lovers of Javanese culture.

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