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Japanese Gardens : Symbolism and Design (Paperback) (Seiko Goto)

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The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and philosophical context.

Goto and Naka, both academic experts in Japanese garden history and design, explore:

  • The themes and usage of the Japanese garden

  • Common garden types such as tea and Zen gardens

  • Key maintenance techniques and issues.

Featuring beautiful, full-colour images and a glossary of essential Japanese terms, this book will dramatically transform your understanding of the Japanese garden as a cultural treasure.

Number of Pages: 193
Genre: Gardening
Sub-Genre: Japanese Gardens
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Seiko Goto
Language: English
Street Date: December 9, 2015
TCIN: 50310831
UPC: 9780415821186
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-7399
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