Part One: Design and Craft

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK by Andrew R. Deane Part One: Design and Craft This fist volume addresses the categorizing Japanese gardens, garden types, aesthetics, artistic principles, designers, builders, and the transference of knowledge.   Table of Contents...
Chapter  5: The Dry Landscape Garden

Chapter 5: The Dry Landscape Garden

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   PART ONE:  DESIGN & CRAFT In this Chapter… An Extraordinary Vision Origins and the Zen of Sterility Going Mental Less Is More The Most Difficult Part Cubs and a Querulous River At a Rakish Angle Water, Water Everywhere… Here is no...

Chapter 7: The Tea Garden

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   PART ONE:  DESIGN & CRAFT In this Chapter… The Taking of Tea Brewing History The PhDs of Tea Along the Dewy Path Leaving the World Behind Entering the Sanctuary A Mountain Hut Room for Tea “Tea” Plants   Tea is a complete art...

Chapter 2: Categorizing Japanese Gardens

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   PART ONE:  DESIGN & CRAFT In this Chapter… “Japanese” Gardens Categories and Schemas Making a List and Checking It Twice   “Japanese” Gardens Japanese gardens are in some ways victims of their own popularity. They have edged...

Chapter 3: The Heian Estate Garden

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   PART ONE:  DESIGN & CRAFT In this Chapter… An Austere Grandeur The Southern Courtyard The Boating Pond Dragon Boats and Rooster Tales Pavilions and Platforms   An Austere Grandeur During the Heian period (794-1185), nobles...

Chapter 4: The Paradise Garden

A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK   PART ONE:  DESIGN & CRAFT In this Chapter… Paradise at Hand The Easy Way This Place Is the Lotus Land The End of the World “It was Magnus who first told me the story of the Garden of Eden. I had great difficulty imagining it,” he...