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One of the pleasures of visiting Kyoto is to wander around narrow streets lined with machiya, the traditional townhouses of the merchant class. Tucked away inside each of these unusually long, narrow dwellings is a hidden oasis: a small garden known as the tsuboniwa. Following on from Landscapes for Small Spaces and The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto, the third book by garden enthusiast and photographer Katsuhiko Mizuno focuses on these miniature courtyard gardens of the machiya. A wide variety of gardens …

Enjoy it for its sheer beauty or use it for inspiration while creating your own small landscape garden. Japanese gardening is the art of arranging plants, rocks, lanterns, and basins in an open or, as here, an enclosed space. According to the aesthetic principles long prevailing in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, even two rocks arranged in a tiny, enclosed space can be considered a garden. This type of garden is called a tsuboniwa, and Kyoto has long being considered its birthplace and home. …
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Kyoto’s gardens are glorious, beautiful, and thought-provoking Japanese treasures without parallel in other lands. They are distinguished from other art forms by a philosophy that views human beings as a part of nature. Designers intend to embody the integration and harmony between humans and nature by creating a natural landscape, which elevates their garden designs to the level of an art form. This book introduces the soul of Kyoto, the Japanese garden. Addressing variations through the different …

Now available in its brand-new second edition, and updated with a selection of gardens not cited in the previous edition, this remarkable guide to the most stunning gardens in the world gives its readers descriptions of magnificent formal gardens in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. From the famous gardens of Granada s Alhambra to several private, hidden gems known only to the privileged few, this magnificently illustrated guide will inspire both gardeners and garden lovers. Travelers, …

Kyoto - site of more than 17 World Cultural Heritages, the old capital of Japan is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. This calendar takes you on a tour to some of the most iconic places and shows you the beauty of the Japanese culture. Visit the golden pavilion and enjoy the colorful nature of the traditional garden architecture. Yokoso Japan! Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with added benefits: Our calendars always look beautiful on your …

More than 100 images are paired with a diverse international selection of literary works. The words and images capture the thoughts, feelings and moods that gardens and gardening arouse. A wooden hillside of spring daffodils in Holland is matched with poems on the subject by Shakespeare, A.A. Milne and Emily Dickinson, while Celia Thaxters prose is illustrated by poppies from her own garden in Maine. A rose from the Roseraie Bagatelle balances Rainer Maria Rilkes sonnet on the rose and a bonsai and …

The Japanese dry landscape garden has long attracted--and long baffled--viewers from the West. While museums across the United States are replicating these Zen rock gardens in their courtyards and miniature versions of the gardens are now office decorations, they remain enigmatic, their philosophical and aesthetic significance obscured. Reading Zen in the Rocks, the classic essay on the karesansui garden by French art historian François Berthier, has now been translated by Graham Parkes, giving …

One may visit famous gardens in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka—or one may visit Japanese-styled gardens in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Berlin, London, Paris, São Paulo, or Singapore. We often view these gardens as representative of the essence of Japanese culture. Christian Tagsold argues, however, that the idea of the Japanese garden has less do to with Japans history and traditions, and more to do with its interactions with the West.The first Japanese gardens in the West appeared at the worlds …

The undisputed American master of Japanese garden scholars.”—New York Times, Dominique BrowningMatching some 400 color photographs to brief, informed observations, renowned garden designer Marc Peter Keane walks us through 100 Japanese gardens, stopping along the way to note essential elements of design, technique, and culture. Covering everything from large-scale aspects of space and balance to subtle elements that are often overlooked, this is an innovative, stunningly visual guide for planning …
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Paula Deitz has delighted readers for more than thirty years with her vivid descriptions of both famous and hidden landscapes. Her writings allow readers to share in the experience of her extensive travels, from the waterways of Britain s Castle Howard to the Japanese gardens of Kyoto, and home again to New York City s Central Park. Collected for the first time, the essays in Of Gardens record her great adventure of continual discovery, not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens but also …

At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Bucks bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human …
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From the front flap of this 290 page book: More than three centuries ago, when Kyoto was the capital of Japan, three magnificent gardens were created for the imperial court - gardens intended for such elegant pastimes as tea ceremonies, poetry contests, and moon-viewing parties and, in general, for the appreciation of nature in its various manifestations and moods. Today these three gardens - those of the Sento Imperial Palace, the Katsura Detached Palace, and the Shugaku-in Detached Palace - are …

At 35, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Bucks bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, …
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The austere, enigmatic rock gardens of Kyoto, Japans ancient capital, have never ceased to fascinate garden lovers. Weather-beaten rocks set in an expanse of white sand raked into geometric patterns challenge the idea of a garden as a space chiefly dedicated to the cultivation and appreciation of plants. How did the taste for this kind of garden arise? What do the stones represent? Why arent there more flowers? Japanese Zen Gardens sets out to answer questions such as these. This book explores the …

The art of the Japanese garden is a 1,500-year-old landscape design tradition that is still evolving, still instructive. Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens explains the fundamental principles of this tradition and describes how those principles may be applied to a much wider range of environments than exists in Japan. In the first section the author draws on his own experience as an apprentice to a master gardener in Kyoto, as well as his considerable knowledge of Japanese classical …