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Stunningly illustrated, this is both a guidebook to accessible gardens in Japan and a revelation of their historical and cultural contexts for the general reader.
Containing over 120 accounts of gardens spanning regions east, west, north, and south of Kyoto the book provides a brief description, access notes, and a photograph for easy reference. Interwoven with the essays are personal experiences and notes on travel in different seasons. The appendix includes a glossary of terms and a chronological summary of the gardens in different historical periods. A perfect portable traveling companion, this book is the first to show such a wide geographical spread of gardens throughout Japan.
About the Author
Alison Main and Newell Platten are both retired architects. Alison practices as an artist, and Newell is an urban design consultant.
Newell Platten is a retired architect and an urban design consultant.