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Japanese garden design

Author: Marc P Keane; Haruzō Ōhashi
Publisher: Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2016] ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Keane describes the influences of Confucian, Shinto and Buddhist principles that have linked poetry and philosophy to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc P Keane; Haruzō Ōhashi
ISBN: 9784805314258 4805314257
OCLC Number: 965517513
Description: ix, 182 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm.
Contents: Creative inspiration. Godspirit in nature : preshistoric origins ; Poetry in paradise : gardens of the Heian aristocrats ; The art of emptiness : The gardens of Zen Buddhism ; Spiritual niches : Tsubo gardens ; A collector's park : Edo Stroll gardens --
Design. Design principles ; Design techniques ; Design elements ; Looking forward ; Notes ; Timeline ; Plants mentioned in the text ; Glossary.
Responsibility: Marc P. Keane ; photographs by Ōhashi Haruzō ; drawings by the author.

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Filled with gorgeous photographs, this book explains the theory, history, and intricacies of Japanese gardening.  Read more...

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"This wonderfully written and illustrated book provides the background knowledge of Japanese history and culture necessary to more consciously understand and appreciate these gardens." --Washington Read more...

 
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