Keane, Marc P.

Japanese garden design / Marc P. Keane ; photographs by �Ohashi Haruz�o ; drawings by the author. - ix, 182 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-181) and index.

Creative inspiration. Godspirit in nature : preshistoric origins ; Poetry in paradise : gardens of the Heian aristocrats ; The art of emptiness : The gardens of Zen Buddhism ; Spiritual niches : Tsubo gardens ; A collector's park : Edo Stroll gardens -- Design. Design principles ; Design techniques ; Design elements ; Looking forward ; Notes ; Timeline ; Plants mentioned in the text ; Glossary.

The creation of a Japanese garden combines respect for nature with adherence to simple principles of aesthetics and structure. In Japanese Garden Design, landscape architect Marc Peter Keane presents the history and development of the classical metaphors that underlie all Japanese gardens. Keane describes the influences of Confucian, Shinto and Buddhist principles that have linked poetry and philosophy to the tangible metaphor of the garden. Detailed explanations of basic design concepts identify and interpret the symbolism of various garden forms and demonstrate these principles in use today.

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Gardens, Japanese.
Gardens, Japanese.


SB458 / .K43 2016