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Zen in Your Garden: Creating Sacred Spaces

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Full of colorful, striking photographs and insightful commentary this Zen gardening book is an essential guide to the most serene of Japanese traditional arts.

The Japanese Zen garden is a triumph of simplicity, a space in which balance is emphasized to create a place of stillness and sanctuary. Zen in Your Garden offers readers a comprehensive and practical guide to creati
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Tuttle Publishing (first published 2001)
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Jacob Campbell
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is okay. If it were more in depth with the various topicsit would be good but it barely touches on each item. The photos give ideas but this is a modern interpretation of Zen garden. It should focus on one thing one thing but it did not such that it covered each topic i adequately. It was not an offensive book but it was a book that left me wishing that I had bought a different book with more information in it. I have studied Zen for over 40 years and compared to classics this is almos ...more
Narariel
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Not quite what I was looking for, the book was very focused on the Zen aesthetic and mindset without many ways to adapt it, either for different environments, different budgets, or small spaces. The pictures were beautiful but often didn't seem to fit what the book was saying very well. There were some instructions for different projects though none were very detailed. I did find some inspirational ideas, with the sections on paths being particularly useful in presenting ideas that might be usab ...more
Am Y
Feb 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Suffered from a thorough lack of pictures (despite the claims in the book's description) and way too much redundant, uninformative and ill-written text. With oftentimes only one pictorial example to illustrate a concept, this is not the book to choose if you're looking for variety and inspiration in zen expression applied to garden design.
Ursula
Jun 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good ideas on Zen gardens. Beautiful pictures with some instructions.
Cathay
Nov 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The photographs and advice for depicting rock placement and for stone walkways was very helpful. Elements of nature are woven into the landscape as well as this book - good emphasis.
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