A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto

A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto

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by Marc Treib, Ron Herman
     
 

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Designed for the layman as well as the professional, this concise yet comprehensive guide provides both practical information and theoretical insights into the design of the Japanese garden. Kyoto, the capital of Japan for over one thousand years, possesses a richness of garden art without equal as a living chronicle of Japanese cultural history and environmental

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Designed for the layman as well as the professional, this concise yet comprehensive guide provides both practical information and theoretical insights into the design of the Japanese garden. Kyoto, the capital of Japan for over one thousand years, possesses a richness of garden art without equal as a living chronicle of Japanese cultural history and environmental design. Following the introductory essays are individual entries for more than fifty temple and palace gardens. The text is augmented by an excellent selection of photographs, historical prints, maps and color plates.

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The book's design is refreshingly simple and uncluttered, and as a guide is easy to carry around....[it] provides a solid, and at times charming, introduction to the extraordinary gardens of Kyoto. -The East

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784770029539
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

MARC TREIB is Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, a practicing designer, and a frequent contributor to architecture, landscape and design journals. His books include Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review (editor, 1993); Space Calculated in Seconds: The Philips Pavilion, Le Corbusier and Edgard Varese (1997); Garett Eckbo: Modern Landscapes for Living (co-author, 1997); and The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-60 (editor, 2002)

RON HERMAN is a landscape architect specializing in residential and estate gardens, with his office in San Leandro, California. After receiving his degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, he studied the history of Japanese gardens at Kyoto University. He has lectured widely on Japanese landscapes and been the recipient of two Japan Foundation fellowships for garden research. His professional work has been extensively published.

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A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kaj49 More than 1 year ago
This guide is divided into two parts. The first introduces a brief history of Japanese gardens; while the second part gives practical information on each garden. It is short enough so you can easily get the basic knowledge and small enough carry with you when you travel.