Synopses & Reviews
This book presents the essential concepts that garden designers have employed through the centuries and the knowledge necessary to create these living sculptures, these sacred spaces, these ethereal and graceful gardens of Japan.
Combines respect for nature with adherence to simple principles of aesthetics and structure.
One of the better volumes on the principles of Japanese garden design, avoiding much of the annoying sentimentalism to which Western writers on Japanese gardens are prone. Keane, a landscape architect, integrates Japanese history, philosophy, geography, art, and culture into his discussion of Japane
A sourcebook of great gardening ideas
Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-181) and index.
About the Author
Marc P. Keane is a licensed landscape architect and garden designer. He teaches a design workshop as an adjunct professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. He lives in Ithaca, NY.