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Japanese Gardens: Tranquility, Simplicity, Harmony

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Publisher Comments:

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. andlt;iandgt;Japanese Gardensandlt;/iandgt; celebrates and illustrates this ideal, showcasing the exquisite natural beauty of more than 20 quintessentially Japanese gardens-big and small, urban and rural, traditional and contemporary.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The expert author-and-photographer team behind this book excels at capturing and explaining the essential elements and techniques that distinguish Japanese gardens from those of other countries. The featured sites range from large feudal period gardens, temple gardens and private and countryside gardens to mountain flower gardens, tea gardens and gardens devoted to miniature bonsai.

Book News Annotation:

Japanese gardens by their very simplicity and muted colors inspire a sense of reflection and calm, regardless of their style or their components. This book focuses on 23 public, private, and temple gardens located throughout Japan. Formal dry gardens of flat surfaces of finely-patterned gravel interrupted with large stones and moss are as eye-catching as those with frothy bamboo, slender trees, mosses, and soft mounds of flowering shrubs in this collection of vivid photographs and descriptive text. The book is a collaborative effort by Murata (advertising photographer), Tada (editor and author), and Mehta (architect and architecture, Temple U., Japan Campus). Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Finding tranquility, appreciating simplicity and living in harmony with nature and others—these are the roots of the Japanese garden

Synopsis:

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. Japanese Gardens celebrates and illustrates this ideal, showcasing the exquisite natural beauty of more than 20 quintessentially Japanese gardens-big and small, urban and rural, traditional and contemporary.

The expert author-and-photographer team behind this book excels at capturing and explaining the essential elements and techniques that distinguish Japanese gardens from those of other countries. The featured sites range from large feudal period gardens, temple gardens and private and countryside gardens to mountain flower gardens, tea gardens and gardens devoted to miniature bonsai.

About the Author

Geeta K. Mehta is a partner in the firm of Braden and Mehta Architects. She is the co-author of several books, including ,Japan Style and Japan Houses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805309421
Subtitle:
Tranquility, Simplicity, Harmony
Author:
Mehta, Geeta K.
Photographer:
Murata, Noboru
Author:
N
Author:
Murata, Noboru
Author:
Tada, Kimie
Author:
Mehta, Geeta
Author:
Noboru, Murata
Author:
oboru, Murata
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Subject:
gardening; distinguishing Japanese gardening; Japan garden design; Japanese garden photographs; illustrated Japan gardens
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20081115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color photos of more than 20 gardens
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9 in 43 oz

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Finding tranquility, appreciating simplicity and living in harmony with nature and others—these are the roots of the Japanese garden
"Synopsis" by , At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. Japanese Gardens celebrates and illustrates this ideal, showcasing the exquisite natural beauty of more than 20 quintessentially Japanese gardens-big and small, urban and rural, traditional and contemporary.

The expert author-and-photographer team behind this book excels at capturing and explaining the essential elements and techniques that distinguish Japanese gardens from those of other countries. The featured sites range from large feudal period gardens, temple gardens and private and countryside gardens to mountain flower gardens, tea gardens and gardens devoted to miniature bonsai.

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