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100 Japanese Gardens: The Best Gardens to Visit in Japan
Contributor(s): Mansfield, Stephen (Author)

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ISBN: 4805314567     ISBN-13: 9784805314562
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2019

Annotation: 100 Japanese Gardens is an ambitious attempt to profile some of the finest gardens in Japan, but also to feature little known, highly accomplished landscapes in less visited parts of the country.

A celebration of Japanese landscape designs, author and photojournalist Stephen Mansfield journeys from the northern, sub-arctic region of Hokkaido to the semi-tropical islands of Okinawa, in a quest to identify some of the most impressive gardens in this long and culturally varied archipelago. His erudition and love of the Japanese garden, appearing in this compact format, can be consulted as a primer for travel to Japan, a portable guide, or an armchair read.

As an introduction to the diversity of garden styles in Japan, the book examines design concepts and principles, aesthetics, space management, compositional elements, and the iconographic and metaphysical role of Tao and Buddhist symbolism.

Through exquisite visuals and descriptions written in a creative and engaging style, we experience Japanese garden designs not merely as landscapes, but as a large-scale art form.

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BISAC Categories:
- Gardening | Japanese Gardens - General
- Photography | Subjects & Themes - Landscapes
- Travel | Asia - Japan
Series: 100 Japanese Sites to See
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.9" W x 6" (1.00 lbs) 240 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Born in England, Stephen Mansfield is a nonfiction writer, journalist and photographer. A generalist with specific areas of interest, he has written and photographed extensively on Japanese and Asian subjects. Known for his distinctive writing style, Mansfield, one of the foremost photojournalists in Japan has, in books like Japanese Stone Gardens, and Japan's Master Gardens, established himself as a leading authority in the field. The author of twenty books, including his most recent work Tokyo: A Biography.
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