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"When Marc Peter Keane describes, with poetry and erudition, the experience of the Japanese garden today, he has no peer."—Leonard Koren, author of Wabi-Sabi

Almost every Japanese garden is influenced by the tea garden. Marc Peter Keane describes the history, design, and aesthetics of tea gardens, from T’ang China to the present day, with over one hundred stunning photograp
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Stone Bridge Press (first published August 1st 2008)
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Probably far more than the average Joe wants to know about the subject, but is the most complete book in English on the subject that I've read. Also includes info on some modern tea gardens, unusual. Illustrations are great, but it's a fairly small format book which detracts from the pretty pictures. You could probably make a good first pass at designing a tea garden based on this book. ...more
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