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Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning, Form

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The Japanese stone garden is an art form recognized around the globe. These gardens provide tranquil settings where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, and experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Japanese Stone Gardensandlt;/iandgt; provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone gardenand#8212;from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.

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"To contemplate the stone garden is to gaze upon an emptiness that leads to enlightenment."—Donald Richie, from his foreword

Synopsis:

The Japanese stone garden is an art form recognized around the globe. These gardens provide tranquil settings where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, and experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created.

Japanese Stone Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone garden—from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.

About the Author

Writer and photojournalist andlt;bandgt;Stephen Mansfieldand#198;sandlt;/bandgt; work has appeared in over 60 magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide, including andlt;iandgt;South China Morning Postandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Japan Journalandlt;/iandgt;. He resides in Japan, where he is a regular book reviewer for andlt;iandgt;The Japan Timesandlt;/iandgt;.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310564
Subtitle:
Origins, Meaning, Form
Author:
Mansfield, Stephen
Foreword by:
Richie, Donald
Foreword:
Richie, Donald
Author:
Richie, Donald
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japanese stones; Stone gardens; Japanese garden stones; tranquil stone gardens; creating stone gardens
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20091010
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 8.25 in

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"To contemplate the stone garden is to gaze upon an emptiness that leads to enlightenment."—Donald Richie, from his foreword
"Synopsis" by , The Japanese stone garden is an art form recognized around the globe. These gardens provide tranquil settings where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, and experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created.

Japanese Stone Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone garden—from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.

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