Japanese Gardens - Symbolism and Design

Author(s): Seiko Goto and Takahiro Naka

landscape architecture | Routledge

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.


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  • : 9780415821186
  • : Routledge
  • : Routledge
  • : October 2015
  • : books

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  • : Seiko Goto and Takahiro Naka
  • : paperback
  • : 200