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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.