A Japanese Garden Journey: Through Ancient Stones and Dragon Bones, by KLINGSICK JUDITH D.
- ISBN: 9780880451475 | 0880451475
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/1/1999
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A guide to the elements that compose classic Japanese gardens, this book offers a unique understanding of Japanese landscaping. In full-colour photographs, descriptive text and poetry, it explores the traditional facets that give to Japanese gardens their sensuous, spiritual and ultimately timeless qualities. Like the gardens themselves, these pages inspire a deeply felt response in the reader. Each page dwells intensively upon an architectural, sculptural or landscape element. One or more of the author's superb photographs may accompany a description that explains the meaning, mythology, symbolism, horticultural or religious reference and history of that garden component. The journey suggested by the title begins with the entrance to the garden, meanders through paths artfully planned, and leads to or through or past exquisite sitings. These capture the peace, beauty and harmony intentionally and thoughtfully created for that purpose by the masters of Japanese garden landscape.