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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Suzhou, Jiangsu, Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1589-1926 (alteration); begun 1342 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBei, Runshengen_US
dc.date1342en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-17T15:11:49Z
dc.date.available2013-10-17T15:11:49Z
dc.date.issued1342en_US
dc.identifier238093en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2527en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/145862
dc.descriptionCourt near the Small Square Hall with a rockery garden (mountain elements here represented by rocks and plants); The Lion Grove Garden is famous for the large and labyrinthine grotto of taihu rock (from Lake Tai) at the garden's center. The name of the garden derives from the shape of these rocks which are said to resemble lions. These served as frequent subjects for artists such as Shen Zhou and Ni Zan. The Lion Grove Garden was first built in 1342 CE during the Yuan Dynasty by a Zen Buddhist monk, Wen Tianru in memory of his teacher Abbot Zhongfeng. At that time the garden was part of Bodi Orthodox Monastery (Pinyn: Puti Zhengzong). There were building phases in the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1917 Bei Runsheng, wealthy owner of a paint business, purchased the garden and finished the restoration in 1926. Many buildings and rocks date from this restoration. Bei Runsheng was the great-uncle of the architect I. M. Pei (Bei Yuming). It is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 8/5/2012)en_US
dc.format.mediumtaihu rock; wood; tileen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectbotanicalen_US
dc.subjectlandscapeen_US
dc.subjectGardensen_US
dc.subjectRestoration and conservationen_US
dc.subjectYüanen_US
dc.subjectQingen_US
dc.titleLion Grove Gardenen_US
dc.title.alternativeLion Forest Gardenen_US
dc.title.alternativeShizi lin Yuanen_US
dc.title.alternative狮子林园en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode2A2-CH-SU-LGG-C27en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling), gardeningen_US
vra.worktypehistoric siteen_US
vra.worktypegardenen_US
dc.contributor.displayBei Runsheng (Chinese landscape architect, ca. 1860-ca.1950)en_US


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