Styles & Motifs Janpanese Gardens

Styles & Motifs Janpanese Gardens

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  • ISBN-13: 9784889961836
  • ISBN: 4889961836
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading Company


Mizuno, Katsuhiko


The art of landscaping was said to have been imported from China but as with other imports, the Japanese transformed garden design to suit the indigenous climate and natural surroundings, creating an entirely original art form in the process. A stroll through any of these gardens reveals their inimitable spirit, style and expression. STYLES AND MOTIFS JAPANESE GARDENS is a highly accessible flip reference for the novice gardener and first time visitor. Each of the 31 beautiful Kyoto gardens featured in this book embody the unique landscaping approaches and techniques of the periods when they were created, from the Heian and Muromanchi eras to Momoyama and Edo. From teahouses, rock gardens, ponds, and basins, STYLES AND MOTIFS JAPANESE GARDENS features only gardens that are open to the public, making this book an ideal guide for visitors to Kyoto who wish to know more about the spirit and form of Japanese landscape arts.Mizuno, Katsuhiko is the author of 'Styles & Motifs Janpanese Gardens ', published 2005 under ISBN 9784889961836 and ISBN 4889961836.

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