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The Art of the Japanese Garden

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Publisher Comments:

Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. The goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic quality or atmosphere. Graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, Zen gardens, and several other elements all play key roles in these extravagant landscapes.

The Art of the Japanese Garden is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gardening, landscape design, and Japanese art and culture.

Book News Annotation:

An award-winner of the American Horticultural Society, this volume pays homage to the Japanese aesthetic as represented in gardening. While concentrating on traditional gardens in Japan in gorgeous color photographs, a retired professor who has taught in Japan and his Japan-raised wife, also feature more recent Japanese gardens in and outside of Japan (e.g., gardens in Portland, Oregon and Edmonton, Canada). They provide an historical overview of Japanese garden design, its principles and features, and a glossary. Not indexed. The Youngs live in British Columbia, Canada.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

An award-winner of the American Horticultural Society, this volume pays homage to the Japanese aesthetic as represented in gardening. While concentrating on traditional gardens in Japan in gorgeous color photographs, a retired professor who has taught in Japan and his Japan-raised wife, also feature more recent Japanese gardens in and outside of Japan (e.g., gardens in Portland, Oregon and Edmonton, Canada). They provide an historical overview of Japanese garden design, its principles and features, and a glossary. Not indexed. The Youngs live in British Columbia, Canada. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A fully-illustrated resource for garden themes, ideas and concepts

Synopsis:

andlt;bandgt;Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Art of the Japanese Gardenandlt;/iandgt; is the only historical overview of Japanese gardens that covers Japanese gardening culture in one beautiful book.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions and a variety of vegetation. andlt;iandgt;The Art of the Japanese Gardenandlt;/iandgt; traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;300 full-color Japanese garden illustrations and photographs highlight notable gardens in Japan, including graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens, tea gardens and stroll gardens. Also included are sections on modern trends and Japanese gardens in other countries.

Synopsis:

Winner of the 2006 American Horitcultural Society Book Award!

Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. The goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic quality or atmosphere. Graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, Zen gardens, and several other elements all play key roles in these extravagant landscapes.

The Art of the Japanese Garden is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gardening, landscape design, and Japanese art and culture.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Michiko Youngandlt;/bandgt;andlt;/iandgt; conducts culture tours to Japan for those who wish to get off the beaten track. She and her husband andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;David Youngandlt;/bandgt;andlt;/iandgt; live in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. They are the authors of andlt;iandgt;Introduction to Japanese Architectureandlt;/iandgt;.

Table of Contents

andlt;iandgt;Contentsandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;The Art of Japanese Gardens:andlt;/bandgt; Development of Japanese Gardensandlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Basic Elements and Principles:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Rocks, Sand and Gravelandlt;BRandgt;Walls, Fences and Pathsandlt;BRandgt; Ponds, Waterfalls and Bridgesandlt;BRandgt; Decorative Artifactsandlt;BRandgt; Islands, Hills and Pavilionsandlt;BRandgt;Flora and Faunaandlt;BRandgt;The Four Seasonsandlt;BRandgt;Behind the Scenesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Japan's Traditional Gardens:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Early Graveled Courtyards (Ise Jinju, Horyuji Temple)andlt;BRandgt; Shinden Style Complexes (Daikakuji Temple, Ninnaji Temple, Heian Shrine)andlt;BRandgt;Esoteric and Paradise Gardens (Sanzenin Temple, Byodoin Temple, Joruriji Temple)andlt;BRandgt;Zen Temple Gardens (Tenryuji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Daitokuji Temple)andlt;BRandgt;Warrior Gardens (Nishi Honganji Temple, Nijo Castle)andlt;BRandgt;Tea Roji (Kotoin Temple, Urakuen); Edo Period Gardens (Katsura Rikyu, Shugakuin and Sento Gosho, Suizenji Koen, Ritsurin Koen, Kenrokuen, Okayama Korakuen, Tokyo Stroll Gardens)andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Modern Gardens:andlt;/bandgt;Meiji Gardens: (Sankeien and Murinan)andlt;BRandgt;Showa Gardens: (Tofukuji and Adachi Museum)andlt;BRandgt;Japanese Gardens Outside Japanandlt;BRandgt;Modern Residential Gardens

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804835985
Author:
Yew, Tan Hong
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Young, Michiko
Author:
Young, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Landscape gardening
Subject:
Gardens, Japanese
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Gardens -- Japan.
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
gardening; Japanese gardening; zen gardens; Japanese garden illustrations; Japanese gardening culture
Subject:
landscape design ; gardening ; zen garden
Subject:
garden design ; Japanese garden design ; gardening books ;
Subject:
landscape design books ; zen gardening ; zen garden books ; garden design and landscaping
Edition Description:
Paperback with Flaps
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 color photos and 50 watercolors of g
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 41 oz

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Product details 176 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804835985 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A fully-illustrated resource for garden themes, ideas and concepts
"Synopsis" by , andlt;bandgt;Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Art of the Japanese Gardenandlt;/iandgt; is the only historical overview of Japanese gardens that covers Japanese gardening culture in one beautiful book.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions and a variety of vegetation. andlt;iandgt;The Art of the Japanese Gardenandlt;/iandgt; traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;300 full-color Japanese garden illustrations and photographs highlight notable gardens in Japan, including graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens, tea gardens and stroll gardens. Also included are sections on modern trends and Japanese gardens in other countries.
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 2006 American Horitcultural Society Book Award!

Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. The goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic quality or atmosphere. Graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, Zen gardens, and several other elements all play key roles in these extravagant landscapes.

The Art of the Japanese Garden is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gardening, landscape design, and Japanese art and culture.

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