A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto
This guidebook to the mecca of Japanese gardens provides all the detailednformation necessary to fully understand and appreciate the gardens of Kyoto,nd Japanese gardens in general.;The study begins with two chapters whichrovide the necessary background - "The Japanese Garden and Its Culturalontext" and "Making the Landscape of Kyoto". The main body of the bookescribes 56 of the most important Kyoto gardens, arranged in groups byocation. Each group is preceded by a map, or maps, showing the location ofhe gardens in that section of the city. The description of individualardens is preceded by basic facts, such as the name of the temple in whichhe garden is located, when the garden was created, and visiting information.escriptive texts examine the idiosyncrasies of each unique environment fromiverse perspectives, including design and content, spatial context andhilosophical and historical underpinning.
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