Japanese Garden Design by Marc Peter KeaneJapanese Garden Design by Marc Peter Keane

Japanese Garden Design

byMarc Peter KeanePhotographed byHaruzo Ohashi

Paperback | March 3, 2017

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Japanese Garden Design explains the theory, history, and intricacies of Japanese gardening through gorgeous photographs and expert commentary.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 in this.Keane describes the influences of Confucian, Shinto and Buddhist principles that have linked poetry and philosophy to the tangible metaphor of the garden in Japanese culture. Creative inspiration is found in the prehistoric origin of Japanese concepts of nature; the gardens of Heian aristocrats; the world-renowned Zen garden, or rock garden; the tea garden; courtyard garden; and stroll garden.Detailed explanations of basic design concepts identify and interpret the symbolism of various garden forms and demonstrate these principles in use today in Japanese landscape architecture.Topics include: - Design Principles - Design Techniques - Design Elements - Godspirit in Nature - Poetry in Paradise - The Art of Emptiness - Spiritual Passage - Private Niches - A Collector's Park
Marc Peter Keane, a licensed landscape architect, and garden designer, came to Japan in 1985, and since then has been creating and building gardens for companies, temples, and private individuals. He teaches a design workshop as an adjunct professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design and is a staff member of the Research Center ...
Title:Japanese Garden DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 10.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 3, 2017Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805314257

ISBN - 13:9784805314258

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Editorial Reviews

This wonderfully written and illustrated book provides the background knowledge of Japanese history and culture necessary to more consciously understand and appreciate these gardens." - Washington Gardener magazine"