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Japanese Gardens

By Seiko Goto, Takahiro Naka

Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages

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  • Paperback: $55.95
    978-0-415-82118-6
    July 1st 2015
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Description

Japanese gardens rely heavily upon symbolism, dual meanings and the sacred aspects of nature in their design, yet too often discussions on this topic provide a superficial overview of this complex garden format. This book takes a thorough look at the process of creating these landscapes, and the meanings and history behind the design choices.

Goto and Naka, both academic experts in Japanese garden design, explore in this book:

  • the main elements of Japanese gardens, including pagodas, stones, ponds and plants
  • common gardens themes and their usage, such as tea and Zen gardens
  • key maintenance techniques and issues

Featuring a glossary of essential Japanese terms and colour images, this book will dramatically change the standard understanding of the subject.

Contents

1. Theme, 2. Landform, 3. Garden Elements, 4. Maintenance

Name: Japanese Gardens (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Seiko Goto, Takahiro Naka. Japanese gardens rely heavily upon symbolism, dual meanings and the sacred aspects of nature in their design, yet too often discussions on this topic provide a superficial overview of this complex garden format. This book takes a thorough look at the...
Categories: Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Landscape Conservation, Maintenance and Management, Japanese Culture & Society, Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics