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Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden

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andlt;bandgt;Based on classical Japanese writings, this Zen gardening book is full of insightful commentary and lush photographs.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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. The andlt;iandgt;Sakuteiki,andlt;/iandgt; literally "notes on garden design," by the eleventh-century courtier and poet Tachibana no Toshitsuna laid out the original principles that shaped the design of these gardens. A distillation of centuries of garden design, the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; remains a vital influence for garden makers in Japan today.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Infinite Spacesandlt;/iandgt; pairs extracts from the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; with inspiring images that beautifully illustrate the principles of this ancient work. Sadao Hibi's superb photographs capture some of Japan's best-known gardensand#8212;from austere compositions in stone and gravel to richly planted landscapes. The photographs express the extraordinary beauty and diversity of one of the world's most ancient and revered styles of gardening. Discover a treasure trove of practical advice and philosophical insight on building and maintaining pools, lakes, and streams; arranging stones for the most natural and harmonious effect; and designing water features and placing stones to welcome auspicious deities while excluding malevolent influences.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Japanese gardening topics include:andlt;/bandgt; andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Principles of Garden Designandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Pools and Lakesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Waterfallsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Streamsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Trees and Moundsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Good and Evilandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Stonesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This timeless visual artistry of the gardens and the specific design techniques will inspire you to create magnificent garden sanctuaries in your own backyard.

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A exquisite picture book enhanced with writings from the Sakuteiki, an eleventh-century text on garden design

Synopsis:

andlt;iandgt;Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Gardenandlt;/iandgt; is a remarkable reflection on the gardens of Japan. The book combines the ancient wisdom of the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;an eleventh-century text that distills centuries of garden designand#8212;with inspiring images of Japanese gardens by Sadao Hibi, one of Japan's best-known photographers.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; The result is a celebration of the Japanese garden as a sacred space of impeccable design, detail and composition. Introductory chapters cover the history and styles of Japanese gardens and give background to the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; (andlt;iandgt;Notes on Garden Designandlt;/iandgt;). andlt;iandgt;Infinite Spacesandlt;/iandgt; allows gardeners from all walks of life to appreciate the art and wisdom of the Japanese garden.

Synopsis:

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804838627
Author:
Earle, Joe
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Photographer:
Hibi, Sadao
Introduction by:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Introduction:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Author:
e, Joe
Author:
Moir Messervy, Julie
Author:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Author:
Earl
Author:
Hibi, Sadao
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
gardening; Japanese gardening; Sakuteiki; Sakuteiki garden design; Japanese garden design; Japanese garden photographs
Subject:
landscape design; gardening; zen garden; Japanese garden; landscape architecture; garden design; Japanese garden design; gardening books; asian gardens; landscaping books; landscape design books; zen gardening; zen garden books; garden design and landscap
Subject:
landscape design ; gardening ; zen garden
Subject:
garden design ; Japanese garden design ; gardening books ;
Subject:
landscape design books ; zen gardening ; zen garden books ; garden design and landscaping
Subject:
garden design; Japanese garden design; garde
Subject:
ning books
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color photos throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 21 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
A exquisite picture book enhanced with writings from the Sakuteiki, an eleventh-century text on garden design
"Synopsis" by , andlt;iandgt;Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Gardenandlt;/iandgt; is a remarkable reflection on the gardens of Japan. The book combines the ancient wisdom of the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;an eleventh-century text that distills centuries of garden designand#8212;with inspiring images of Japanese gardens by Sadao Hibi, one of Japan's best-known photographers.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; The result is a celebration of the Japanese garden as a sacred space of impeccable design, detail and composition. Introductory chapters cover the history and styles of Japanese gardens and give background to the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt; (andlt;iandgt;Notes on Garden Designandlt;/iandgt;). andlt;iandgt;Infinite Spacesandlt;/iandgt; allows gardeners from all walks of life to appreciate the art and wisdom of the Japanese garden.
"Synopsis" by , 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

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