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Publisher Comments:

The Japanese garden is held in great esteem throughout the world, but it succeeds by blending opposites - an energy of line and material worked with great restraint; nature expressed in the driving force of a waterfall or in pebbles swept into patterns around a boulder. Both concentrate on nature in its own right, and invite the visitor to find refreshment in the atmosphere of quiet beauty.

Japan's noted garden photographer, Haruzo Ohashi, here demonstrates his knowledge of and sensitivity to this subject, and Japanese Gardens of the Modern Era, is an appropriate sequel to the classic landscapes of Japanese Garden. Here the time span is from the end of the Edo Period to present-day Showa. Some gardens are shown in seasonal variety, but all combine energy and serenity, the contrasts and harmonies of the design principles.

The author Asako Muroo writes the foreword to this book, and the appendix gives information on the gardens, as well as photographic details. The book is an invaluable reference for gardener and photographer alike.

Synopsis:

In the late 1910s Dr. Harry J. Haiselden, a prominent Chicago surgeon, electrified the nation by allowing the deaths of at least six infants he diagnosed as "defectives". He displayed the dying infants to journalists, wrote about them for the Hearst newspapers, and starred in a feature film

about his crusade. Prominent Americans from Clarence Darrow to Helen Keller rallied to his support. Martin Pernick tells this captivating story--uncovering forgotten sources and long-lost motion pictures--in order to show how efforts to improve human heredity (eugenics) became linked with mercy

killing, as well as with race, class, gender and ethnicity. It documents the impact of cultural values on science along with the way scientific claims of objectivity shape modern culture. While focused on early 20th century America, The Black Stork traces these issues from antiquity to the rise of

Nazism, and to the "Baby Doe", "assisted suicide" and human genome initiative debates of today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784889960556
Author:
Ohashi, Haruzo
Publisher:
Kodansha
Author:
Ohashi, Wataru
Author:
null, Wataru
Location:
Tokyo
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Gardens, Japanese
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture and Gardening
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture & Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Copyright:
Series Volume:
105-165
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
92 color plates
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
9.200 x 9.800 in 1.669 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In the late 1910s Dr. Harry J. Haiselden, a prominent Chicago surgeon, electrified the nation by allowing the deaths of at least six infants he diagnosed as "defectives". He displayed the dying infants to journalists, wrote about them for the Hearst newspapers, and starred in a feature film

about his crusade. Prominent Americans from Clarence Darrow to Helen Keller rallied to his support. Martin Pernick tells this captivating story--uncovering forgotten sources and long-lost motion pictures--in order to show how efforts to improve human heredity (eugenics) became linked with mercy

killing, as well as with race, class, gender and ethnicity. It documents the impact of cultural values on science along with the way scientific claims of objectivity shape modern culture. While focused on early 20th century America, The Black Stork traces these issues from antiquity to the rise of

Nazism, and to the "Baby Doe", "assisted suicide" and human genome initiative debates of today.

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