Gardens of Japan

Gardens of Japan by Helena Attlee

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Format: Hardback, 136 Pages
ISBN: 9780711229716
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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In Japanese gardens, visitors find nature consdensed and brought to perfection: trees are trained and sculpted; the finest natural landscapes are reproduced in miniature; and the seasons are celebrated with spring blossom and the fiery leaves of autumn. In this introduction to Japanese gardens Helena Attlee captures the essence of Japanese garden style and gives an outline of its history. She then explores in detail 28 of the great Japanese gardens, explaining their character and nature. Alex Ramsay's superb photographs, specially taken for the book, illustrate every aspect of the gardens.

Helena Attlee is an author and journalist who has made the garden and its history her special subject. Her books include The Gardens of PortugalItalian Gardens: A Cultural History and Gardens of Wales (all publishd by Frances Lincoln). She lectures widely, writes for a wide range of journals and magazines, and leads specialist garden tours. She lives in Presteigne, Powys, with her husband, the photographer Alex Ramsay.

Alex Ramsay is well known as an award-winning photographer of architecture, gardens and landscapes. His work has appeared in leading magazines worldwide and illustrates many books including Helena Attlee's Italian Gardens: A Cultural History.

Format: Hardback, 136 Pages
ISBN: 9780711229716
Illustrations: 100 colour photographs
Size: 9.843 in x 10.512 in / 250 mm x 267 mm
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Introduction

Adachi Museum of Art and Gardens

Daichi-ji

Daisen-in

Entsu-ji

Ginkaku-ji

Heian Jingu

Higashi-Gyoen

Hosen-in

Kairaku-en

Katsura Rikyu

Kenroku-en

Kinkaku-ji

Konchi-in

Koraku-en

Koto-in

Murin-an

Nanzen-ji Hojo

Ritsurin-koen

Ryoan-ji

Ryogen-in

Saiho-ji

Sanzen-in

Shoden-ji

Shosei-en

Suizen-ji

Tenju-an

Tenryu-ji

Tofuku-ji

Visiting Japanese Gardens

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Index

Acknowledgments