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ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAPANESE GARDENING

CHARLES CHESSHIRE    Book Number: 81889    Product format: Paperback

You don't need a huge space to create a Japanese style, you can make one just as easily in a small back yard. Japanese gardens are tactile, peaceful places where you can sit and think or slowly meander along as you enjoy the smoothness of stone or the trickle of a fountain. 'The Japanese garden possesses a style quite unlike any other. This unique character can be attributed to three factors: the outstanding natural landscape and the spirit of Zen, which both inspired it, and the importance of architectural features within the garden.' Here you can discover how to create your own Japanese garden, and the five main classical approaches - pond gardens, tea gardens, stroll gardens, dry gardens and courtyard gardens - are described, alongside hundreds of beautiful coloured photos. You can learn how to create a meandering stream, build a bridge or tea house, erect a bamboo screen fence, lay stepping stones and use subtle lighting to enhance your creation. The book also contains a plant directory of seasonal flowers and foliage. Ever since Western gardeners discovered the delights of Japanese gardens in the 19th century, they have captured the imagination. Isolated from the world from the 1630s for over 200 years, when Japan finally revealed her unique styles of painting, architecture, poetry and gardens, the influence rapidly spread, and is still delighting people today. Also here is an exploration of the history of the Japanese garden, its inspirations, and how to translate the style as an abstract concept. In the West we often tend to think of spring blossom as an important part of a Japanese garden, and the guide to the cherry, plum and peach blossoms, as well as to the camellias, magnolias and azaleas, will help celebrate the spring in a uniquely Japanese style. Softback. 11.5" x 9", 256pp. Colour illus.
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ISBN 9781846812477
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