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The Japanese garden : gateway to the human spirit

Author: 五島, 聖子. ; Seiko Goto
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2003.
Series: Asian thought and culture, v. 56.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Even in crowded metropolitan areas, Japan's temple precincts preserve not only architecture, but the garden traditions of earlier centuries as well. To step into a temple garden is, in effect, to tread the paths of Japanese aesthetic history. This time travel experience is not unlike venturing into a medieval church situated in a modern Western metropolis. The recognized religious traditions survive in the layout  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 五島, 聖子. ; Seiko Goto
ISBN: 0820463507 9780820463506
OCLC Number: 50919877
Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I: Shinto --
1. Niwa --
2. The city, architecture and gardens during the Nara and Heian periods --
3. The philosophy of garden design --
4. The garden of the Peking house and palace style building --
pt. II: Buddhism --
1. The pure land garden --
2. The Zen garden --
3. The Zen temple and stone garden --
4. Tea gardens --
5. The gardens of shoguns --
pt. III: Confucianism --
1. The garden of poems --
2. The garden of self-cultivation and communication.
Series Title: Asian thought and culture, v. 56.
Responsibility: Seiko Goto.

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"Even in crowded metropolitan areas, Japan's temple precincts preserve not only architecture, but the garden traditions of earlier centuries as well. To step into a temple garden is, in effect, to tread the paths of Japanese aesthetic history. This time travel experience is not unlike venturing into a medieval church situated in a modern Western metropolis. The recognized religious traditions survive in the layout and rationale of Japan's gardens: Shinto, Buddhist, and Confucian. This book explores the distinct priorities and vocabularies of these traditions as expressed in the element of garden design, historically tracing their shared features and their interactions at particular sites. Amply illustrated, it orients the reader to the different functions of gardens, such as whether they are to be looked at or walked in."--Jacket.

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