Japanese Gardens : Symbolism and Design, Paperback / softback Book

Japanese Gardens : Symbolism and Design Paperback / softback


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 gardensKey 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 194 pages, 10 Line drawings, black and white; 74 Halftones, color; 77 Halftones, black and white; 8
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Landscape art & architecture
  • ISBN: 9780415821186

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