Год издания: 2004
Издатель: Kodansha America
Количество страниц: 127
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Book DescriptionOff the beaten track, not easily seen because in private or official hands, these are the "hidden gardens" of one of the world?s great historic cities. All the main types of Japanese garden are represented. First comes the pond garden, which on the grandest scale can be a match for the lake-wood-and-meadow parks of Western estates, and on a more modest scale still contains islands and bridges and pavilions. Then there is the dry landscape garden, whose gravel, rocks, and moss have an austerity remote from most Westerners? idea of a garden, yet whose purpose, once understood, leaves an impression of dignity and resonance. And finally the tea garden, whose scrupulous simplicity belies great sophistication in the arrangement ofits few components. To a much greater degree than Western gardens, their enjoyment depends on knowing how to interpret them: how to look for the auspicious tortoise stones?a wedge-shaped head poking out of the...