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Designing and Creating Japanese Gardens

By Penny Underwood

ISBN: 9781861267832
PUBLISHED: 2005
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 280 colour photographs 27 line artworks

Designing and Creating Japanese Gardens explains the symbolism of such a garden and how to recreate its beauty and peace in the West. With over 200 lavish photographs and line drawings, it is sure to inspire enthusiasts and attract all gardeners, whatever their experience and their gardening space.

Topics include: History, philosophy and spirituality Ð an introduction to what a Japanese-style garden can represent and mean Changing styles, design and fusui Ð from pavements and stepping stones to gateways and lanterns Plants and planting Ð the importance of the cultivation, choice, positioning and maintenance of plants is explained Water and structural features Ð whatever their scale, these features enhance the tranquillity and beauty of the garden Gardens of Japan and advice on gardening in the West

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