Japanese Garden Design

Japanese Garden Design

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Overview

Japanese Garden Design explains the theory, history, and intricacies of Japanese gardening through gorgeous photographs and expert commentary.

The creation of a Japanese garden combines respect for nature with adherence to simple principles of aesthetics and structure. In Japanese Garden Design landscape architect Marc Peter Keane presents the history and development of the classical metaphors that underlie all Japanese gardens in this.

Keane describes the influences of Confucian, Shinto and Buddhist principles that have linked poetry and philosophy to the tangible metaphor of the garden in Japanese culture. Creative inspiration is found in the prehistoric origin of Japanese concepts of nature; the gardens of Heian aristocrats; the world-renowned Zen garden, or rock garden; the tea garden; courtyard garden; and stroll garden.

Detailed explanations of basic design concepts identify and interpret the symbolism of various garden forms and demonstrate these principles in use today in Japanese landscape architecture.

Topics include:

  • Design Principles
  • Design Techniques
  • Design Elements
  • Godspirit in Nature
  • Poetry in Paradise
  • The Art of Emptiness
  • Spiritual Passage
  • Private Niches
  • A Collector's Park

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784805314258
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 510,870
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marc Peter Keane, a licensed landscape architect, and garden designer, came to Japan in 1985, and since then has been creating and building gardens for companies, temples, and private individuals. He teaches a design workshop as an adjunct professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design and is a staff member of the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art there. He has traveled and lectured widely on traditional and classical approaches to Japanese garden design and landscaping. He lives in Ithaca, NY.

Haruzo Ohashi, born in 1927, is a freelance photographer based in Tokyo and is considered one of Japan's leading garden photographers. Among his many publications are Famous Gardens in Japan, Gardens of Japanese History, Vol. 35, and Japanese Garden, Traditional Forms and Drawings, Vol. 5. He is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society.

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Japanese Garden Design 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sweetsapling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not just pretty pictures, although it's got those too. Interweaves photos and layout drawings with clearly written, fascinating text that explains the historical origins of Japanese gardens, including how they changed over time with the political and cultural mores. A significant portion of text is dedicated to explaining important Japanese words and concept allied with garden design so that the reader can better understand the philosophies that shaped designs. Deeply interesting.