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Title:
Creating Japanese gardens
Author:
Cave, Philip.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : C.E. Tuttle Co., 1996.

©1993
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780804831000
Format :
Book

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Central Library SB458 .C39 1993C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Philip Cave, professional landscape architect and Japanese garden specialist, gives practical and aesthetic explanations of every aspect of a Japanese composition, from earliest design stages to actual construction and maintenance.


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Cave begins by defining the essence of Japanese garden design with an overview of the main styles (during five periods from A.D. 784 to 1867) and the effects that Japanese gardeners have tried to achieve. The author discusses paradise gardens (influenced by Buddhist ideas), zen gardens (developed after the Jodo sect of Buddhism began to lose its influence), and tea gardens. Cave explains design principles--enclosure, viewpoints, composition and balance, contrast and change, perspective, shakkei, and miniaturization. He offers advice on design elements--rocks, gravel and pebbles, waterfalls, springs, ponds, islands, streams, bridges, hills, verandas, paths, and lanterns. Obviously, the book is not for a novice gardener, nor for one without the money and land to create such an elaborate garden. There are 60 splendid color photographs and 60 black-and-white illustrations. ~--George Cohen


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