Kawaguchi, Yoko Japanese Zen Gardens

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Japanese Zen Gardens

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The austere, enigmatic rock gardens of Kyoto, Japan's 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 aren't there more flowers? This book sets out to answer questions such as these. It explores the Zen characteristics of these gardens, and discusses the impact Zen Buddhism has had on the Japanese way of looking at the natural world. The book considers how these gardens can be seen as artistic representations of Zen consciousness, reflecting the longing for religious enlightenment. This book also shows how key traditional concepts, such as that of using the confined space of a garden to create a landscape in miniature, were reinterpreted in Zen temple gardens. It explores how they make use of traditional imagery, such as those of mountain and sea, and how they reflect that acute sensitivity to the passage of time and the changing of the seasons which characterizes so many other Japanese garden styles. Richly illustrated with newly commissioned photography by Alex Ramsay, this book covers important examples of Japanese Zen temple gardens from the fourteenth century through to the twentieth century. It appeals to readers who are interested in gardens, garden design and garden history, as well as in Zen Buddhism and Zen aesthetics. It also serves as a useful reference book for travellers planning a trip to Japan to visit the country's temples.

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With illuminating words and ravishing photographs by Alex Ramsey, this new volume is a dream-like tour of some of Japan’s most sublime  horticultural masterpieces’ 

( The Garden)

'This is an important source for understanding one of the world’s greatest garden traditions’

( Garden Design Journal)

'the beautiful images throughout this book are an exquisite window on the symbolic landscapes that were created in the grounds of Zen Buddhist temples in centuries past'

( English Garden)

‘Excellent new book...beautifully illustrated. Packed with fascinating insights, from tea gardens to the history of the beloved azaleas. It is an illuminating blend of the ever-changing past and the present. If you are going to visit Kyoto’s gardens, read her account first.’  

(Robin Lane Fox Financial Times)

'Kawaguchi explains tradition, imagery and meaning with great skill. And the images, by regular world-garden-travelling photographer Alex Ramsay, are up to his normal high standards. In fact, on many of the pages, you find yourself wondering whether you'd have rather had more text (so interesting) or bigger photos (so delightful).’

(Emma Townshend Independent on Sunday)

‘Its erudition is beautifully balanced by Alex Ramsey’s exquisite photography’

( Gardens Illustrated)

L'autore:

YOKO KAWAGUCHI was born in Tokyo and educated in the United States, Canada and Japan. She has lived in the UK for the last twenty years. The author of Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden, she lectures on Japanese garden history, and has appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour and the BBC World Service.
ALEX RAMSAY is one of Britain’s leading garden photographers. His other titles for Frances Lincoln are Gardens of Cornwall (9780711231252), Gardens of Japan (9780711229716), Gardens of Wales (9780711228825), Great Gardens of Britain (9780711231344), Italian Gardens (9780711233928) and Italy's Private Gardens (9780711229105).

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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 312 x 284 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The austere, enigmatic rock gardens of Kyoto, Japan s 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 aren t there more flowers? This book sets out to answer questions such as these. It explores the Zen characteristics of these gardens, and discusses the impact Zen Buddhism has had on the Japanese way of looking at the natural world. The book considers how these gardens can be seen as artistic representations of Zen consciousness, reflecting the longing for religious enlightenment. This book also shows how key traditional concepts, such as that of using the confined space of a garden to create a landscape in miniature, were reinterpreted in Zen temple gardens. It explores how they make use of traditional imagery, such as those of mountain and sea, and how they reflect that acute sensitivity to the passage of time and the changing of the seasons which characterizes so many other Japanese garden styles. Richly illustrated with newly commissioned photography by Alex Ramsay, this book covers important examples of Japanese Zen temple gardens from the fourteenth century through to the twentieth century. It appeals to readers who are interested in gardens, garden design and garden history, as well as in Zen Buddhism and Zen aesthetics. It also serves as a useful reference book for travellers planning a trip to Japan to visit the country s temples. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780711234475

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