Japanese Gardens: Right Angle and Natural Form


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Nature crafted by man The Japanese garden, like all gardens, is more than mere nature; it is nature crafted by man. It needs the hands of the designer to give it meaning. The Japanese garden belongs to the realm of architecture; at its best, it is nature as art. The phases of its history document the constant redefinition of man s position within and towards nature. Its changing forms respond both to socio-economic developments and to religious and philosophical trends, and thereby reflect the spiritual climate in which its ...

Japanese Gardens: Right Angle and Natural Form 2007, Taschen

ISBN-13: 9783822830444

25th Anniversary edition