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Japanese Stone Gardens

Mansfield, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 4805310561 / ISBN 13: 9784805310564
Published by Tuttle, Tokyo, 2009
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Title: Japanese Stone Gardens

Publisher: Tuttle, Tokyo

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Foreword By Donald Richie

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First Edition.

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The Japanese stone garden is an art form recognized around the globe. These gardens provide tranquil settings where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, and experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created.

Japanese Stone Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone garden—from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.

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Writer and photojournalist Stephen MansfieldÆs work has appeared in over 60 magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide, including South China Morning Post and The Japan Journal. He resides in Japan, where he is a regular book reviewer for The Japan Times.

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