The Art of Setting Sto...
The Art of Setting Stones: & Other Writings from the Japanese Garden
In Japanese gardens, composition follows from placement of the first stone; all elements and plantings become interconnected. These eight essays on Kyoto gardens similarly begin with keen description and build into richly meditative excursions into art, Buddhism, nature, and science. Landscape architect Marc Keane shows how Japanese gardens are both a microcosm of the natu...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Stone Bridge Press
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Reading The Art of Setting Stones was wonderful! The book was divided into eight sections, each written as a meditation on some aspect of the Japanese garden. Each section is filled with many little moments. I found myself taking a week to read each section, pausing to let each small moment settle before going on to the next. Keane’s words created images and feelings that needed to be enjoyed and absorbed, not rushed. The illustrations were as lovely as the words. The Art of Setting Stones is a...more
This book ranges so far beyond gardening that people who just want garden tips will be bewildered. Keane covers relativity and quantum physics, ecology and ancient history, religion and psychology, all in a deeply effecting and poetic way that is beautifully written. I am truly grateful to have read this book.