The Art of the Japanese Garden

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Winner of the 2006 American Horitcultural Society Book Award!

Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. The goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic quality or atmosphere. Graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, Zen gardens, and several other elements all play key ...

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Overview

Winner of the 2006 American Horitcultural Society Book Award!

Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. The goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic quality or atmosphere. Graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, Zen gardens, and several other elements all play key roles in these extravagant landscapes.

The Art of the Japanese Garden is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gardening, landscape design, and Japanese art and culture.

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"This book is so roundly written that it could, if necessary, serve as the only book one had to introduce and explain to Westerners the basic components of Japanese gardens."—The American GardenerWinner of The American Horticultural Society's 2006 Book Award

"A well-written and beautifully illustrated reference book intended for a broad audience. It is a great book for becoming acquainted with the topic of Japanese gardens"—Landscape Architecture

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805311257
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/10/2011
  • Edition description: Paperback with Flaps
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 782,570
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michiko Young conducts culture tours to Japan for those who wish to get off the beaten track. She and her husband David Young live in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. They are the authors of Introduction to Japanese Architecture.

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Table of Contents

Contents
The Art of Japanese Gardens: Development of Japanese Gardens
Basic Elements and Principles:
Rocks, Sand and Gravel
Walls, Fences and Paths
Ponds, Waterfalls and Bridges
Decorative Artifacts
Islands, Hills and Pavilions
Flora and Fauna
The Four Seasons
Behind the Scenes

Japan's Traditional Gardens:
Early Graveled Courtyards (Ise Jinju, Horyuji Temple)
Shinden Style Complexes (Daikakuji Temple, Ninnaji Temple, Heian Shrine)
Esoteric and Paradise Gardens (Sanzenin Temple, Byodoin Temple, Joruriji Temple)
Zen Temple Gardens (Tenryuji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Daitokuji Temple)
Warrior Gardens (Nishi Honganji Temple, Nijo Castle)
Tea Roji (Kotoin Temple, Urakuen); Edo Period Gardens (Katsura Rikyu, Shugakuin and Sento Gosho, Suizenji Koen, Ritsurin Koen, Kenrokuen, Okayama Korakuen, Tokyo Stroll Gardens)

Modern Gardens:Meiji Gardens: (Sankeien and Murinan)
Showa Gardens: (Tofukuji and Adachi Museum)
Japanese Gardens Outside Japan
Modern Residential Gardens

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