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The Art of the Japanese Garden

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Winner of the 2006 American Horitcultural Society Book Award!

Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. The goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke a particular artistic quality or atmosphere. Graveled courtyards, early arist
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by Tuttle Publishing
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An impressive and informative history of Japanese gardens, both sacred and secular. Many of Japan's best gardens are covered in detail with helpful diagrams and photographs illustrating characteristic techniques and artistic devices.

The Daikakuju Temple and pond is one of the oldest pleasure gardens, constructed around 834 (Heian Period). The palace is gone, but Osawa Lake survives as the oldest known chisen style garden--designed to be enjoyed from a boat. Here is the Daikakuju Temple dragon bo
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