Humanities & Social Sciences
It is a valuable work written by YU Kongjian on landscape design and the meaning of Feng-shui. It analyzes the structural characteristics of Feng-shui and landscape patterns, as well as the profound relationship between the two notions. The book follows the experience of human evolution and cultural ecology and provides abundant field research material, revealing the common patterns between an ideal Feng-shui design, other ideal landscape designs in Chinese culture, as well as ideal landscape design in the psychology and statistic sense. The work demonstrates China’s Feng-shui theory with cultural, geographical, biological and philosophical significance. The author, with amply practical experience in urban design and landscape design, reveals the cultural significance of Feng-shui with respect and understanding towards culture, belief, local development, as well as an objective attitude towards this theory.