The book traces the development
and blending of gardening traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features. It
features a number of the most notable gardens in Japan, including graveled courtyards,
early aristocratic gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens,
tea gardens and stroll gardens.
An encyclopedia of two classic and
ever-popular horticultural arts combined in one unique volume. Essential advice,
step-by-step techniques and projects, plans, plant listings and over 1500 photographs and
Design your own Japanese oasis in
one of the five classic styles. A step-by-step guide to pond, dry, tea, stroll and
courtyard gardens: practical advice, projects and plant directory, with over 250
Creating a Japanese garden is not
just a practical exercise, but also a spiritual one. An authentic Japanese garden is full
of ancient symbolism and magic. This book is an inspirational and practical guide to
creating the Japanese garden style, from design options and materials to planting
techniques and decorative features.
A concise introduction to the
practical aspects of making a Japanese garden with hundreds of creative but time-honored
ways to make maximum use of the available space. Schematic layout plans, detailed how-to
explanations, notes on the care and choice of plants, and over 150 color photographs of
Hardcover: 296 pages ISBN: 1933330678
Pub: Stone Bridge; 1st ed (December 1, 2009)
Almost every Japanese garden is
influenced by the tea garden. Marc Peter Keane describes the history, design, and
aesthetics of tea gardens, from Tang China to the present day, with over one hundred
stunning photographs, floor plans, and illustrations. The most extensive book on this
genre ever published in English.
This comprehensive book includes
chapters on design principles and techniques, excellent full-color photography and
detailed plans of the various types of gardens. Also included is an extensive glossary, a
bibliography of books in English and Japanese, and numerous maps.