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Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Gardenby Joe Earle
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Japanese gardens have long been admired for their capacity to improve on nature through impeccable design, detail and composition, properties that elevate them from mere gardens to sacred spaces. Infinite Spaces is a remarkable reflection of the Japanese garden, drawing on extracts from the Sakuteiki-an eleventh-century text that distills centuries of garden design-and pairing them with inspiring images from Sadao Hibi, one of Japan's best-known photographers.
Praise for the hardcover edition:
"Pairs quotations from an ancient writing, the Sakuteiki, on garden design with exquisite photos that illuminate the words. This book should leave a gardener serene, refreshed and inspired-in other words, in the right frame of mind to contemplate another growing season."-Knight Ridder Newspapers
A exquisite picture book enhanced with writings from the Sakuteiki, an eleventh-century text on garden design
About the Author
Ryuku Saito has devoted his entire life to the study of Japanese art. A member of the Japan Art Society, Mr. Saito works closely with foreigners in Japan to acquaint them with the art of suiboku. He is an active director of the International Art Society.
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