Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens

Tranquility, Simplicity, Harmony

Book - 2008
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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)

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

Featuring beautiful photographs and insightful commentary this Japanese gardening book is a must have for any gardening or zen enthusiast.

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 garden design from that of other countries. The featured sites reflect a cross section of Japanese culture and history including large feudal period gardens, temple and Zen gardens and private countryside gardens. The mountain flower garden, tea garden, rock garden and bonsai garden alike are all celebrated and appreciated in this beautiful book.

Publisher: North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Pub., 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9784805309421
Characteristics: 207 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Tada, Kimie


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