Art of the Japanese Garden

ISBN-10: 0804835985
ISBN-13: 9780804835985
Edition: 2005
List price: $40.00
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Description: This is a lavishly illustrated sourcebook appealing to lovers of garden aesthetics and Japanese garden design. It showcases the 25 most important gardens in Japan and Japanese gardens around the world.

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This is a lavishly illustrated sourcebook appealing to lovers of garden aesthetics and Japanese garden design. It showcases the 25 most important gardens in Japan and Japanese gardens around the world.

David Young taught anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada before retiring. Together with his wife, he has conducted research on Japanese aesthetics for many years. A keen photographer, he took most of the photographs for this book.Michiko Young was born in China and raised in Japan. She conducts culture tours to Japan for those who wish to get off the beaten track. David and Michiko live in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. They co-authored Introduction to Japanese Architecture.

David Young is a respected writer, commentator, journalist, environmentalist, and historian. Working independently in the field of history and the environment he work explores the nature-culture relationship, including perspectives from indigenous nature and indigenous culture.

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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