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.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||1 AMER ED|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
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.