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Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden

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Publisher Comments:

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. andlt;iandgt;Infinite Spacesandlt;/iandgt; is a remarkable reflection of the Japanese garden, drawing on extracts from the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt;-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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Praise for the hardcover edition:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"Pairs quotations from an ancient writing, the andlt;iandgt;Sakuteikiandlt;/iandgt;, 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."-andlt;bandgt;Knight Ridder Newspapersandlt;/bandgt;

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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
Subtitle:
The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden; Based on the Sakuteiki by Tachibana no Toshitsuna
Author:
Earle, Joe
Photographer:
Hibi, Sadao
Introduction by:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Introduction:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Author:
Earl
Author:
Hibi, Sadao
Author:
e, Joe
Author:
Moir Messervy, Julie
Author:
Messervy, Julie Moir
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
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
Edition Description:
Paperback with Flaps
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20070415
Binding:
Paperback
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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