The Lure of the Japanese Garden

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Stunningly illustrated, this is both a guidebook to accessible gardens in Japan and a revelation of their historical and cultural contexts for the general reader.
Containing over 120 accounts of gardens spanning regions east, west, north, and south of Kyoto the book provides a brief description, access notes, and a photograph for easy reference. Interwoven with the essays are personal experiences and notes on travel in different seasons. The appendix includes a glossary of terms...
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Overview

Stunningly illustrated, this is both a guidebook to accessible gardens in Japan and a revelation of their historical and cultural contexts for the general reader.
Containing over 120 accounts of gardens spanning regions east, west, north, and south of Kyoto the book provides a brief description, access notes, and a photograph for easy reference. Interwoven with the essays are personal experiences and notes on travel in different seasons. The appendix includes a glossary of terms and a chronological summary of the gardens in different historical periods. A perfect portable traveling companion, this book is the first to show such a wide geographical spread of gardens throughout Japan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393730913
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Alison Main and Newell Platten are both retired architects. Alison practices as an artist, and Newell is an urban design consultant.

Newell Platten is a retired architect and an urban design consultant.

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