Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

Houses and Gardens of Kyoto
Author: Thomas Daniell
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-03-13
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781462905904

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For all the damage that has occurred over the centuries, for all the relentless and destructive modernization still taking place today, Kyoto, imperial capital for more than a millennium, remains a rich, inexhaustible archive of Japanese cultural history. Houses and Gardens of Kyoto introduces a broad array of Kyoto's traditional houses from every period of the city's history. They range from summer villas to townhouses, from monumental Buddhist temples to insubstantial garden pavilions, from personal homes to traditional inns. All have their associated outdoor spaces, whether condensed courtyard gardens, picturesque stroll gardens, "dry landscape" stone gardens, or the "borrowed scenery" of distant landscapes. Both exquisite photo album and fascinating historical study, Houses and Gardens of Kyoto is sure to be the standard reference work on this topic for many decades to come.

Courtyard Gardens of Kyoto s Merchant Houses

Courtyard Gardens of Kyoto s Merchant Houses
Author: Katsuhiko Mizuno
Publsiher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2006-09-25
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 4770030231

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Exquisite photos and insightful text reveal the gardens hidden within the traditional town houses of he merchants of Kyoto.

Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

Houses and Gardens of Kyoto
Author: Thomas Daniell
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-10
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 480531091X

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For all the damage that has occurred over the centuries, for all the relentless and destructive modernization still taking place today, Kyoto, imperial capital for more than a millennium, remains a rich, inexhaustible archive of Japanese cultural history. Houses and Gardens of Kyoto introduces a broad array of Kyoto's traditional houses from every period of the city's history. They range from summer villas to townhouses, from monumental Buddhist temples to insubstantial garden pavilions, from personal homes to traditional inns. All have their associated outdoor spaces, whether condensed courtyard gardens, picturesque stroll gardens, "dry landscape" stone gardens or the "borrowed scenery" of distant landscapes. Both exquisite photo album and fascinating historical study, Houses and Gardens of Kyoto is sure to be the standard reference work on this topic for many decades to come.

Kyoto Gardens

Kyoto Gardens
Author: Judith Clancy
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-03-10
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9781462915033

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"Bring the art and beauty of Japan to your garden with inspiration from Kyoto Gardens." —HGTV Gardens Featuring beautiful Japanese garden photography and insightful writing, Kyoto Gardens is a labor of love from master photographer Ben Simmons and Kyoto-based writer Judith Clancy. In their rocks and plants, empty spaces and intimate details—Kyoto's gardens manifest a unique ability to provoke thought and delight in equal measure. These varied landscapes meld the sensuality of nature with the disciplines of cosmology, poetry and meditation. Japanese aristocrats created these gardens to display not just wealth and power, but cultural sensitivity and an appreciation for transcendent beauty. A class of professional gardeners eventually emerged, transforming Japanese landscape design into a formalized art. Today, Kyoto's gardens display an enormous range of forms—from rock gardens display of extreme minimalism and subtle hues, to stroll gardens of luscious proportions and vibrant colors. In Kyoto Gardens Simmons' photographs present a fresh and contemporary look at Kyoto's most important gardens. Their beauty is enhanced and humanized by gardeners tending the grounds using the tools of their art. Clancy's graceful text provides historic, aesthetic and cultural context to the Japanese gardens. Combining wonder and rigor, she describes how Kyoto's most beloved gardens remain faithful to their founders' creative spirit and conception. Journey to Kyoto's thirty gardens with just a turn of a page, or use the handy maps to plan your trip.

The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto

The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto
Author: Masaaki Ono
Publsiher: Kodansha International
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2004
Genre: Gardens
ISBN: 4770029373

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Displaying more than fifty gardens, from private dwellings to the Imperial Palaces and Villas, temples, tea schools and shrines. The elements and structure of each garden are explained by Masaaki Ono, who studied under the greatest twentieth-century garden designer, Mirei Shigemori. ForeWord Magazine's BOOK OF THE YEAR Awards, Silver Medal Winner, Home & Garden Supreme examples of the art of Japanese gardens, not easily accessible to the public. The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto is the attractive sequel to Landscapes for Small Spaces by the same

A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto

A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto
Author: Marc Treib,Ron Herman
Publsiher: Oro Editions
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019
Genre: Gardens
ISBN: 1940743672

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Designed for the layman as well as the professional, this concise yet comprehensive guide provides both practical information and theoretical insights into the design of the Japanese garden. Kyoto, the capital of Japan for over one thousand years, possesses a richness of garden art without equal as a living chronicle of Japanese cultural history and environmental design. Following the introductory essays are individual entries for more than 50 temple and palace gardens. The text is augmented by an excellent selection of photographs, historical prints, maps, and color plates.

Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto

Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto
Author: John Dougill
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-10
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781462919581

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This Japan travel guide presents a journey into the true heart of the Kyoto experience—one which brings you deep into the world of Kyoto's ancient Zen Buddhist culture. This is the first comprehensive guide to Kyoto's most important Zen garden and temple sites. Kyoto's Zen heritage represents one of mankind's greatest achievements—recognized by the large number which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Millions of visitors travel to Kyoto yearly in search of their secrets, and here for the first time is a comprehensive overview of every major site. Over 50 Japanese temples and gardens—including all World Heritage Sites—are captured in sensitive photos by acclaimed Kyoto-based photographer John Einarsen. A detailed introduction to each temple by local expert John Dougill includes information about special opportunities for visitors to the temples—such as early morning meditation sessions, temple food offerings and special green tea sets provided to enhance the contemplative experience—along with other "insider" information that no other guide provides. The foreword by Takafumi Kawakami, the deputy head priest of the respected Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, serves to place the book in the context of eastern and western Buddhist thought and practice. His widely viewed TED Talk "How mindfulness can help you to live in the present" has been viewed by over 100,000 people.

Landscapes for Small Spaces

Landscapes for Small Spaces
Author: Katsuhiko Mizuno
Publsiher: Kodansha International
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2002
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 4770028741

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This highly illustrated colour guide to the courtyard gardens of Japan comprises 100 colour photographs, each accompanied by an explanatory caption detailing the location and outstanding characteristics of each garden. An appendix offers practical information on re-creating the Japanese garden. Enjoy it for its sheer beauty or use it for inspiration while creating your own small landscape garden. Japanese gardening is the art of arranging plants, rocks, lanterns, and basins in an open or, as here, an enclosed space. According to the aesthetic principles long