In a land where space is infinitely precious, the art of landscaping and garden design has been taken to its ultimate limits of expresion. Yet while instantly recognizable by their unique and exquisite form, these gardens invariably resist a straightforward intellectual comprehension. The viewer instinctively senses that their creatoin has involved an aesthetic and philosophy that are completely separate from the Western tradition. In "Japanese Garden Design," Marc Peter Keane presents to the reader the essential concepts and processes that Japanese garden designers have employed through centuries, knowledge necessary for a true appreciation and cultivated familiarity with these living works of sculpture, these sacred spaces for reflection, these ethereal and graceful gardens of Japan.
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 for Japanese Garden Art there. He is also the Chairman of ISSK, International Society to Save Kyoto, a multi-national society working to perserve Kyoto’s natural environment. He has traveled and lectured widely on traditional and classical approaches to Japanese garden design and landscaping. He lives in Kyoto where he owns a landscape architectural firm.
From Library Journal:
Haruzo Ohashi, born in 1927, is a freelance photographer based in Tokyo and is considered one of Japan’s leading garden photographers. Among his many publications are Famous Gardens in Japan (Seibundo Shinko-sha Publishing Co., 1969), Gardens of Japanese History, Vol. 35 (Shakai Shiso-sha Publishing Co., 1976), and Japanese Garden, Traditional Forms and Drawings, Vol. 5 (The Mainichi Newspapers 1977). He is a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society.
A landscape architect and garden designer working in Japan, Keane here offers a history of the Japanese garden over 20 centuries, showing how society, politics, religion, art, and the tea ceremony have contributed to the structure and elements of these beautiful retreats. He also includes chapters on design principles and techniques, explaining, for instance, how individual aspects such as rock, sand, plants, and bridges embody the symbolism of the gardens. This comprehensive book includes not only excellent full-color photography but detailed plans of the various types of gardens. An extensive glossary, a bibliography of books in English and Japanese, and numerous maps are also offered. The text concludes with a timetable mapping the evolution of the garden alongside events in Japanese culture and world history. Recommended for public and academic libraries.?Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence
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