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Japanese Garden Design

1996, Tuttle


   The creation of a Japanese garden combines respect for nature with adherence to simple principles of aesthetics and structure. Japanese Garden Design presents the history and development of the classical metaphors that underlie all Japanese gardens, including the influences of Confucian, Shinto and Buddhist principles that have linked poetry and philosophy to the garden. Detailed explanations of basic design concepts identify and interpret the symbolism of various garden forms and demonstrate these principles in use today.


   "This comprehensive book includes not only excellent full-color photography but detailed plans of the various types of gardens. An extensive glossary, a bibliography of books in English and Japanese, and numerous maps are also offered. The text concludes with a timetable mapping the evolution of the garden alongside events in Japanese culture and world history. Recommended for public and academic libraries." —Library Journal


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