The True Mingled with the False at Lin Family’s Garden in Ban-chiau, Taiwan
|Authors:||黃蘭翔||Keywords:||臺灣建築、園林、屏風假山、戲臺、戲裡人生 (Taiwan Architecture, Traditional Garden, Curtain Miniature Mountain, stage, A life in A play)||Issue Date:||Mar-2011||Start page/Pages:||185-216||Source:||美術史研究集刊||Abstract:||
The principal purpose of this paper is to explain the differences of the Lin Family’s Garden in Ban-chiau, Taiwan and the Gardens in South China. Firstly, the role of designer for a traditional garden and the master carpenter of the construction field of garden were reviewed, and the established date of Lin Family’s Garden was investigated. Hence the original garden was probably constructed in 1840’s, therefore the Chinesestyle painter Shie Guan-chiau (1811-1864) and the calligrapher Liu Shi-chuen (1784-1866), the guests of Lin Family, had possibly given their suggestion for building Lin’s Garden. Although the arrangement concept of the garden was sure to be offered by those Chinese intellectuals, however the single building and the miniature mountain at Lin’s Garden was built by master carpenter. Generally, the role of a designer playing more important than a master carpenter for construction a traditional garden in China, however Lin’s Garden was to the contrary. In consequence, the Garden represents the characteristics of decoration rather than to recreate the feeling of realistic nature. But it is still possible for a person who excurses Lin’s Garden to enjoy the felling of climbing a real mountain. In addition, the special layout of the plural stages for traditional Taiwanese opera at the Lin’s Garden expresses another characteristic. If you looking up the local literature during the Ching period in Taiwan, then it is can be understood that Taiwanese love to enjoy traditional opera from the old days. Taiwan people were always selflessly absorbed in watching the opera, even reach the state of a mind that they cannot distinguish the actual life and fictional opera. And the state of mind was unconsciously applied in the creation of Lin’s Garden. As a result, the Garden was arranged just like an opera stage, the small hills and ponds just like a background curtain of the stage. Although the Garden likes a stage, fictional arrangement, but it still has the characteristics of the Gardens in South China, namely the true mingled with the false is the aesthetic sense of Lin Family’s Garden.
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