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Publisher Comments:

No two Japanese gardens are ever the same. Each is inimitable, yet embodies commonalities of design and aesthetic taste. Each finds the space for innovation within a tradition that benefits from a thousand years of applied knowledge. andlt;iandgt;Japan's Master Gardensandlt;/iandgt; explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping, from the self-imposed confines of courtyard designs to the open expanses of the stroll garden. andlt;iandgt;Japan's Master Gardensandlt;/iandgt; illustrates how, through the ministrations of generations of gardeners, original landscapes have maintained their mastery and demonstrates how contemporary landscaping draws from tradition, making ancient gardens relevant to the lives of people in the twenty-first century. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on an exploration of the outward forms, underpinning principles, complex use of metaphor and allusion, and beauty and depth that set the Japanese garden apart.

Review:

"In this generously illustrated book, author and photojournalist Mansfield (Japanese Stone Gardens) explores the beauty and history of Japanese gardens. Mansfield is an expert guide who uses poetic prose and photographs to examine the Japanese senses of nature and space, and the culture's fundamental gardening genres: the modular garden, the landscape garden, and the healing garden. The visual tour of 25 master gardens allows the reader to appreciate the exquisite details of each place, while also discerning the fundamental aesthetic principles that underlie the Japanese garden. Mansfield accompanies his striking photographs with a spare text that combines history, poetry, and thoughtful meditations on each space. It's a wonderful balance of insight and visual delight. The guide is completed with a glossary, historic timeline, and bibliography. Color photographs throughout." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"A poetic homage to the Japanese garden—not just for its artistry and grandeur, but also as the locus of our desire for balance and equanimity."—Leza Lowitz, author of Green Tea to Go: Stories from Tokyo

Synopsis:

No two Japanese gardens are ever the same. Each is inimitable, yet embodies commonalities of design and aesthetic taste. Each finds the space for innovation within a tradition that benefits from a thousand years of applied knowledge. Japan's Master Gardens explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping, from the self-imposed confines of courtyard designs to the open expanses of the stroll garden. Japan's Master Gardens illustrates how, through the ministrations of generations of gardeners, original landscapes have maintained their mastery and demonstrates how contemporary landscaping draws from tradition, making ancient gardens relevant to the lives of people in the twenty-first century. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on an exploration of the outward forms, underpinning principles, complex use of metaphor and allusion, and beauty and depth that set the Japanese garden apart.

Synopsis:

"A poetic homage to the Japanese gardenùnot just for its artistry and grandeur, but also as the locus of our desire for balance and equanimity." ùLeza Lowitz, author of Green Tea to Go: Stories from Tokyo

Praise for Japanese Stone Gardens

"[T]his survey of the best of Japan's stone gardens may send you into the sort of fugue state in which you wake up to find yourself floating through the airport, boarding pass in hand." ùNew York Times Book Review

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Stephen Mansfieldandlt;/bandgt;, an author and freelance photojournalist based in Japan, has contributed to over 60 magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide. His books include andlt;iandgt;Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning, Formandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Tokyo: A Cultural and Literary Historyandlt;/iandgt;. A specialist in the field, he has visited over two hundred gardens in Japan, written extensively on the topic and designed a Japanese garden of his own.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805311288
Author:
Mansfield, Stephen
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
gardening; Japanese gardening; Japan garden design; Japanese garden photographs; Asian gardening
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color photographs; 25 gardens
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 9 in

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Product details 144 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9784805311288 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this generously illustrated book, author and photojournalist Mansfield (Japanese Stone Gardens) explores the beauty and history of Japanese gardens. Mansfield is an expert guide who uses poetic prose and photographs to examine the Japanese senses of nature and space, and the culture's fundamental gardening genres: the modular garden, the landscape garden, and the healing garden. The visual tour of 25 master gardens allows the reader to appreciate the exquisite details of each place, while also discerning the fundamental aesthetic principles that underlie the Japanese garden. Mansfield accompanies his striking photographs with a spare text that combines history, poetry, and thoughtful meditations on each space. It's a wonderful balance of insight and visual delight. The guide is completed with a glossary, historic timeline, and bibliography. Color photographs throughout." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
"A poetic homage to the Japanese garden—not just for its artistry and grandeur, but also as the locus of our desire for balance and equanimity."—Leza Lowitz, author of Green Tea to Go: Stories from Tokyo
"Synopsis" by , No two Japanese gardens are ever the same. Each is inimitable, yet embodies commonalities of design and aesthetic taste. Each finds the space for innovation within a tradition that benefits from a thousand years of applied knowledge. Japan's Master Gardens explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping, from the self-imposed confines of courtyard designs to the open expanses of the stroll garden. Japan's Master Gardens illustrates how, through the ministrations of generations of gardeners, original landscapes have maintained their mastery and demonstrates how contemporary landscaping draws from tradition, making ancient gardens relevant to the lives of people in the twenty-first century. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on an exploration of the outward forms, underpinning principles, complex use of metaphor and allusion, and beauty and depth that set the Japanese garden apart.
"Synopsis" by ,
"A poetic homage to the Japanese gardenùnot just for its artistry and grandeur, but also as the locus of our desire for balance and equanimity." ùLeza Lowitz, author of Green Tea to Go: Stories from Tokyo

Praise for Japanese Stone Gardens

"[T]his survey of the best of Japan's stone gardens may send you into the sort of fugue state in which you wake up to find yourself floating through the airport, boarding pass in hand." ùNew York Times Book Review

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