By Seiko Goto
Routledge – 2015 – 224 pages
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:
Featuring a glossary of essential Japanese terms and colour images, this book will dramatically change the standard understanding of the subject.
1. Theme, 2. Landform, 3. Garden Elements, 4. Maintenance