- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Reissue edition (1 December 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4805314273
- ISBN-13: 978-4805314272
- Product Dimensions:: 20.3 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
- Customer reviews: 25 customer ratings
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Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning, Form Hardcover – 15 August 2017
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"This survey of the best of Japan's stone gardens may send you into the sort of fugue state in which you wake up to find yourself floating through the airport, boarding pass in hand." --New York Times "A book that will benefit both the Japanese garden enthusiast and the Zen aficionado alike. One to be dipped into time and time again and absorbed over time." --Diverse Japan
About the Author
Stephen Mansfield is a British writer and photo journalist whose work has appeared in over 60 magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide. He is the author of several books, including Japan: Islands of the Floating World, Japan's Master Gardens and Tokyo: A Biography. He currently resides in Japan where he is a regular book reviewer for The Japan Times. He has also become an authority on Japanese gardens and has traveled all over Japan to visit and photograph both celebrated and little-known gardens. He recently designed and built a Japanese garden at his home in the outer suburbs of Tokyo, a project that took four seasons to complete. Donald Richie (1924-2013), novelist, essayist, journalist, and film scholar, was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1924, but has spent most of the last sixty years witnessing and reporting on the transformation of Japan from postwar devastation to economic powerhouse. He was the author of some forty books of fiction and nonfiction, dozens of speeches and essays, and hundreds of book, film, and arts reviews.
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Amazon.com: 18 reviews
A very well done book... with information ...
25 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
A very well done book...with information about such things as rocks, rock formations, and the meanings thereof that I had been unable to find in other publications over the years. I also recently purchased two other books published by Tuttle on Japanese gardens, one at the Cleveland Museum of Art and one through amazon.com, about which I could say the same thing.
COVERS A LOT OF GROUND
3 February 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Lots of variety in types of gardens. A lot of history and design background. I am using it to help drsign a small garden for myself.
31 December 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Points out many aspects to creating garden and proper viewing points.
Great gift that pairs well with Zen garden. Shipped well. Informative.
22 May 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Shipped great with no issues to the book. Very informative and paired well with the Zen garden I bought for mamasan. Perfect!
An Important Read
3 October 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
If you landscape with stones no matter what size or shape the fundamentals explained in this book will cause you never to look at a rock the same way again. Brilliant and informative reading.