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Publisher Comments:

"A necessary addition to the library of any serious student."—The New York Times Sunday Book Review

Almost every Japanese garden is influenced by the tea garden. Here, Marc Peter Keane describes the history, design, and aesthetics of tea gardens, from T'ang China to the present day, with over 115 stunning photographs, floor plans, and illustrations. The most extensive book on this genre ever published in English, The Japanese Tea Garden is a rich resource for garden lovers, historians, and landscape architects.

Landscape architect Marc Peter Keane lived in Kyoto for twenty years and has a design practice in Ithaca, New York.

Synopsis:

"Impeccably written, erudite . . . likely to remain the standard work on the subject."—Kyoto Journal

About the Author

Marc Peter Keane, a graduate of Cornell University, is an American landscape architect and author. He lived in Kyoto, Japan, for nearly 20 years, and specializes in Japanese garden design. Presently, he maintains a design office in Ithaca, New York.

He is the author of several books about garden design: Japanese Garden Design (an introduction to the culture and design of Japanese gardens); Sakuteiki: Visions of the Japanese Garden (a translation of Japan's oldest gardening text, co-authored with Prof. Jiro Takei), The Art of Setting Stones (a collection of philosophical essays on gardens), and The Japanese Tea Garden (history and aesthetics of Japanese tea gardens).

Keane has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Design at the Kyoto University of Art and Design and at Cornell University, and is a fellow at the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art, Kyoto, Japan, and the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, New York. He has lectured widely throughout the United States, England, and Japan.

Keane also acted as chairman of Kyoto Mitate International for many years, a non-profit organization that worked to revitalize Kyoto's traditional environments and cultural heritage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611720150
Author:
Keane, Marc Peter
Publisher:
Stone Bridge Press
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photographs and illustrations thro
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8 x 10 x 1 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Landscape Architecture
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Home and Garden » Gardening » Asian Gardens
Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruits and Nuts
Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design

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