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Kyoto Gardens: Masterworks of the Japanese Gardener's Art By Judith Clancy Ben Simmons,

  • Title: Kyoto Gardens: Masterworks of the Japanese Gardener's Art
  • Author: Judith Clancy Ben Simmons
  • ISBN: 9784805313213
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bring the art and beauty of Japan to your garden with inspiration from Kyoto Gardens HGTV GardensFeaturing 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 Bring the art and beauty of Japan to your garden with inspiration from Kyoto Gardens HGTV GardensFeaturing 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 historical, 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.
    Kyoto Gardens Masterworks of the Japanese Gardener s Art Bring the art and beauty of Japan to your garden with inspiration from Kyoto Gardens HGTV GardensFeaturing beautiful Japanese garden photography and insightful writing Kyoto Gardens is a labor of lov

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    1. Beautifully photographed book illuminating the serenity and transcendence of the Kyoto gardens which blend spirituality with natural elements to provide retreats within the city.

    2. This book would really be a lot better in a bigger format rather than the small, compact square size it currently is printed in, which do no justice to the absolutely beautiful photos found within If you plan to visit any of Kyoto s gardens, this book contains a listing of a good number of them, providing an overview of the garden s history, and explaining some of the elements seen within e.g sand sculptures, raked stone patterns, etc The photos are plentiful though small and give a good idea of [...]

    3. 101booksjapan It seems that the gardens you see in Kyoto the gardens and temples there are left to see And even though I told myself I d seen enough gardens during my most recent four day trip to the old Japanese capital, Kyoto Gardens had made me realize how I have scratched the surface The book captures the essence of the key gardens and grounds each in four page profiles Packed with pictures and accompanying short descriptions you get a quick look at and a bit of history of the garden and i [...]

    4. This is an absolutely gorgeous book The photographs are amazing and the texts are short, but evocative and also provide background, history and explanation of the gardens showcased I was lucky enough to have seen some of them, but reading this makes me want to go to Kyoto immediately to visit all the rest and see the ones I ve been to again A variety of gardens are selected, some of them a little off the beaten main tourist track, which is really nice, too.This is not only for garden enthusiasts [...]

    5. This is a beautiful example of what natural art is within Japan I ve admired Japanese culture, art, and cuisine ever since I discovered my interest in anime manga Reading Clancy s book has renewed my interest to visit Japan and view such artistic splendor that residents and visitors alike may enjoy Recommended for those who have been to Japan, those who wish to visit Japan, and those who simply love nature and artistic gardening.

    6. A nice book with nice photos and a nice narrative 1 star because some wonderful ideas explained in the text or photos are not given the same reception in the other.I borrowed this book to study prepare myself with background information for a friend s upcoming presentation I feel I am now ready to attend this presentation.

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