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    DescriptionWinner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award! "The Art of the Japanese Garden" is the only historical overview of Japanese gardens that covers Japanese gardening culture in one beautiful book. Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions and a variety of vegetation. "The Art of the Japanese Garden" traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil. 300 full-color Japanese garden illustrations and photographs highlight notable gardens in Japan, including graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens, tea gardens and stroll gardens.

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    Art of the Japanese Garden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Young, By (author) Michiko Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 853 g
    ISBN 13: 9784805311257
    ISBN 10: 4805311258

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: WMD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    LC classification: SB
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    BISAC V2.8: GAR006000, ARC008000, ART019000
    Abridged Dewey: 712
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPJ
    DC22: 712.60952
    BISAC V2.8: GAR013000
    B&T Approval Code: A71708000
    DC22: 712.0952
    Thema V1.0: WMD, AGA, NHF, AMV
    Edition statement
    Tuttle Shokai Inc
    Imprint name
    Tuttle Shokai Inc
    Publication date
    10 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Young taught anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada before retiring. Together with his wife, he has conducted research on Japanese aesthetics for many years. A keen photographer, he took most of the photographs for this book. Michiko Young was born in China and raised in Japan. She conducts culture tours to Japan for those who wish to get off the beaten track. David and Michiko live in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. They co-authored "Introduction to Japanese Architecture."
    Review quote
    "A well-written and beautifully illustrated reference book intended for a broad audience. It is a great book for becoming acquainted with the topic of Japanese gardens"--"Landscape Architecture"