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Decker/Head of a Canal or Termination of a Vista
Friday, December 3, 2004
The Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Saturday, December 4, 2004
The Huntington, Friends' Hall


A collaboration between the Getty Research Institute and the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens, this symposium focuses on how the garden in China and Japan functions as a nexus of creative individual and social energy. A garden site is a combination of inherent natural features and the obligations of culture, and memory plays a crucial role in the garden experience. Of interest to symposium participants will be how the garden serves as a site of cultural production (poetry, painting, the erotic, etc.), and the extent to which social relations, from the intimate to the commercial, are key to understanding both physical layout and habits of use.