Japanese-Inspired Gardens: Adapting Japan's Design Traditions for Your Gardenby Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Patricia Jonas
Covering the basic principles, aesthetics, and design practices of Japanese gardens, this book provides the practical information gardeners need to adapt these ideals to North American landscapes and sensibilities. Not a step-by-step construction manual, it teaches the fundamental principles of integrating house, garden, and landscape by making art from simple groupings of rocks, plants, and water and opening Japanese symbolism to elements with universal significance, such as water and paths. Included is an extensive encyclopedia of appropriate plants to use based on creating and defining particular eco-regions.
Author Biography: Patricia Jonas is the director of library services at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She lived in Japan for two years, visiting and studying Japanese gardens. She lives in New York City.
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