Japanese Gardens

By Mitchell Bring, Josse Wayembaugh,

Book cover of Japanese Gardens: Design and Meaning

Book description

This book contains wonderfully accurate and detailed plans and cross sections of the eleven gardens it discusses, and includes sections on Chinese and indigenous sources and influences, as well as principles of design and construction.

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1 author picked Japanese Gardens as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The wonderfully detailed plan and section drawings of eleven important gardens in Kyoto are the stars of this book for me. The introduction situates the gardens in the climate and culture of Japan, later sections of the book discuss historic influences from within and outside Japan, and the final section is a very well-illustrated study of some of the important design principles and construction details utilized in Japanese gardens.

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