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100 Japanese Gardens

100 Japanese Gardens (Paperback)

By Mansfield, Stephen

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100 Japanese Gardens is an ambitious attempt to profile some of the finest gardens in Japan, but also to feature little known, highly accomplished landscapes in less visited parts of the country. A celebration of Japanese landscape designs, author and photojournalist Stephen Mans...field journeys from the northern, sub-arctic region of Hokkaido to the semi-tropical islands of Okinawa, in a quest to identify some of the most impressive gardens in this long and culturally varied archipelago. His erudition and love of the Japanese garden, appearing in this compact format, can be consulted as a primer for travel to Japan, a portable guide, or an armchair read. As an introduction to the diversity of garden styles in Japan, the book examines design concepts and principles, aesthetics, space management, compositional elements, and the iconographic and metaphysical role of Tao and Buddhist symbolism. Through exquisite visuals and descriptions written in a creative and engaging style, we experience Japanese garden designs not merely as landscapes, but as a large-scale art form.
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ISBN 9784805314562
Released NZ 1 May 2019
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Format Paperback
Series 100 Japanese Sites To See
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ISBN-13 9784805314562
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Released 1 May 2019
Publication Country Japan Japan
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mansfield, Stephen
Series 100 Japanese Sites To See
Category Nature In Art, Still Life, Landscapes & Seascapes
Photographs: Collections
Garden Design & Planning
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 152mm
Dewey Code 712.60952
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gardens, Japanese, Gardens, Japanese - Pictorial works
NBS Text Gardening
ONIX Text General/trade