The Japanese Garden
An Inspirational Guide to A Classic Garden Style, Beautifully Illustrated With Over 80 Stunning PhotographsBook - 2011
The Japanese garden is full of ancient symbolism and imagery, a visual feast as well as an aural and emotional experience. In this wonderful book you will find a distillation of everything you need to know about one of the most enduring forms of landscape gardening. Opening with a fascinating chapter on the history and evolution of the Japanese Garden, this introductory guide examines the ancient influences that have brought this type of landscape gardening into the 21st century, before focusing on the essential elements of the Japanese garden, both natural and man-made. The first part of the book introduces the five main styles of Japanese garden ? pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard ? explaining their significance and how they have been used in the past. The book then goes on to cover classic decorative features such as dry water, topiary and tsukubai, followed by a practical plant directory providing an evaluation of some of the plants traditionally used, with advice on flowering habits, key growth stages and hardiness. Beautifully illustrated with more than 80 colour images, this is an inspiring and practical guide to one of the most stylish and contemporary forms of landscape gardening.
Publisher: London : Lorenz, c2011
Branch Call Number: ANF 712.60952 CHE
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm