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Publisher Comments:

In Japanese gardens, composition follows from placement of the first stone; all elements and plantings become interconnected. These eight essays on Kyoto gardens similarly begin with keen description and build into richly meditative excursions into art, Buddhism, nature, and science. Landscape architect Marc Peter Keane shows how Japanese gardens are both a microcosm of the natural universe and a clear expression of our humanity, mirroring how we think, worship, and organize our lives and communities. Filled with passages of alluring beauty, this is a truly transcendent book about "experiencing" Japanese design.

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"When Marc Peter Keane describes, with poetry and erudition, the experience of the Japanese garden today, he has no peer." Leonard Koren, author of Gardens of Gravel and Sand

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"Marc Peter Keane writes eloquently in the meditative tradition of Thoreau's Walden and Okakura Tenshin's The Book of Tea." Alex Kerr, author of Lost Japan

Synopsis:

A garden designer in Japan looks deeply into nature and composition to discover truth and beauty.

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Final book included in the BookSense White Box program for independent bookstores.

Synopsis:

Essays for the philosophical gardener (or the gardening philosopher) reveal the meditative beauty and meaning in traditional Japanese garden design.

About the Author

Marc Peter Keane has lived in Kyoto for 17 years and designs residential, company, and temple gardens. The author of Japanese Garden Design and coauthor of Sakuteiki, he is an adjunct professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design and a visiting lecturer at Cornell University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781880656709
Author:
Keane, Marc P.
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Kyoto
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-446
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 BandW illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.375 x 6 in

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"Review" by , "When Marc Peter Keane describes, with poetry and erudition, the experience of the Japanese garden today, he has no peer."
"Review" by , "Marc Peter Keane writes eloquently in the meditative tradition of Thoreau's Walden and Okakura Tenshin's The Book of Tea."
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A garden designer in Japan looks deeply into nature and composition to discover truth and beauty.
"Synopsis" by , Final book included in the BookSense White Box program for independent bookstores.
"Synopsis" by , Essays for the philosophical gardener (or the gardening philosopher) reveal the meditative beauty and meaning in traditional Japanese garden design.
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