A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto

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Kodansha Int'l., 2003 - Gardening - 202 pages
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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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About the author (2003)

MARC TREIB is Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, a practicing designer, and a frequent contributor to architecture, landscape and design journals. His books include Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review (editor, 1993); Space Calculated in Seconds: The Philips Pavilion, Le Corbusier and Edgard Varese (1997); Garett Eckbo: Modern Landscapes for Living (co-author, 1997); and The Architecture of Landscape, 1940-60 (editor, 2002)

RON HERMAN is a landscape architect specializing in residential and estate gardens, with his office in San Leandro, California. After receiving his degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, he studied the history of Japanese gardens at Kyoto University. He has lectured widely on Japanese landscapes and been the recipient of two Japan Foundation fellowships for garden research. His professional work has been extensively published.

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