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Sakuteiki: Visions of the Japanese Garden (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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andlt;bandgt;Learn the art of Japanese gardening with this classic, fascinating text.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt;, or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardeningand#8212;or any kind of gardeningand#8212;in the world. In this edition of the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; the authors provide an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening. Central to this explanation is an understanding of the sacred importance of stones in Japanese culture and Japanese garden design.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Written by a Japanese court noble during the Heian period (794-1184), the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; includes both technical advice on gardeningand#8212;much of which is still followed in today's Japanese gardensand#8212;and an examination of the four central threads of allegorical meaning, which were integral features of Heian-era garden design. For those seeking inspiration to build a rock garden or just better understand the Japanese stone garden, the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; is an enduring classic.

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Written nearly one thousand years ago, this is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening

Synopsis:

The Sakuteiki, or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening.

Synopsis:

The Sakuteiki, or Records of Garden Making, was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening-in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Jiro Takeiandlt;/bandgt;, professor emeritus of the Kyoto College of Art, taught a course on the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; for many years. He has worked as the Chairman of the Japanese Garden Academic Society, regional chief of the Gardening Academic Society and chief researcher of the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Marc P. Keaneandlt;/bandgt;, a licensed landscape architect and garden designer, went to Japan in 1985 and since then has been creating and building gardens for companies, temples and private residences. Mr. Keane is also the author of andlt;iandgt;Japanese Garden Designandlt;iandgt;.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804839686
Author:
Takei, Jiro
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Keane, Marc P.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Subject:
Japanese gardens; Sakuteiki; ancient Japanese gardening text; Japanese gardening development; Japanese gardening history
Subject:
Japanese culture; rock garden; garden design; Japanese gardens; Japanese garden design; Heian; stone garden
Subject:
landscape design; gardening; zen garden; Japanese garden; landscape architecture; garden design; Japanese garden design; gardening books; asian gardens; landscaping books; landscape design books; zen gardening; zen garden books; garden design and landscap
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line art throughout; 16-pp color photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 10 oz

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Written nearly one thousand years ago, this is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening
"Synopsis" by , The Sakuteiki, or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening.
"Synopsis" by , The Sakuteiki, or Records of Garden Making, was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening-in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening.
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