This extremely unusual book provides a comprehensive insight into the architecture and design of Chinese homes and gardens that is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of designers, architects and sinophiles alike. Five detailed articles are followed by over 100 pages of photographic illustrations and drawings by Henry Inn. Contents Include: Introduction; Part One: Articles - Chinese Houses and Gardens in Retrospect, Foreign Influence in Chinese Architecture, Chinese Gardens: Contrasts: Designs, Man and Nature in the Chinese Garden, The Chinese Love of Home and Symbolism; Part Two: Plates, Photographic Illustrations and Drawings. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.