Japan's Master Gardens: Lessons in Space and Environment

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$11.94
UPC:
9784805311288
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (April 10, 2012)
Shipping Weight:
1.7 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
9 x 0.7 x 8 inches
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
144
ISBN-10:
4805311282
ISBN-13:
978-4805311288
Author:
Stephen Mansfield

Product Overview

No two Japanese gardens are ever the same. Each is inimitable, yet embodies commonalities of design and aesthetic taste. Each finds the space for innovation within a tradition that benefits from a thousand years of applied knowledge.Japan's Master Gardensexplores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping, from the self-imposed confines of courtyard designs to the open expanses of the stroll garden.Japan's Master Gardensillustrates how, through the ministrations of generations of gardeners, original landscapes have maintained their mastery and demonstrates how contemporary landscaping draws from tradition, making ancient gardens relevant to the lives of people in the twenty-first century. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on an exploration of the outward forms, underpinning principles, complex use of metaphor and allusion, and beauty and depth that set the Japanese garden apart.

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