Japanese Zen Gardens
- Sacred Space
Discover one of the world's greatest garden traditions
The rock gardens of Kyoto have never ceased to fascinate garden lovers. Weather-beaten rocks set in an expanse of white sand raked into geometric patterns challenge the idea of a garden as a space chiefly dedicated to the cultivation and appreciation of plants. What do the stones represent? Why aren't there more flowers? This book sets out to answer questions such as these and explores the Zen characteristics of these gardens, and discusses the impact Zen Buddhism has had on the Japanese way of looking at the natural world. Illustrated with photography by Alex Ramsay, this book will appeal to readers who are interested in gardens, garden design and garden history, as well as in Zen Buddhism and Zen aesthetics.
About the Author
Yoko Kawaguchi was born in Tokyo and educated in the United States, Canada and Japan. She has lived in the UK for the last 20 years. She lectures on Japanese garden history and has appeared on BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour and the BBC World Service.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||June 1, 2017|