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Japanese Garden Notes By Marc Peter Keane

Japanese Garden Notes by Marc Peter Keane

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Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer's eye.

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Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Design by Marc Peter Keane

The undisputed American master of Japanese garden scholars.--New York Times, Dominique Browning Matching some 400 color photographs to brief, informed observations, renowned garden designer Marc Peter Keane walks us through 100 Japanese gardens, stopping along the way to note essential elements of design, technique, and culture. Covering everything from large-scale aspects of space and balance to subtle elements that are often overlooked, this is an innovative, stunningly visual guide for planning and inspiration. Landscape architect and author Marc Peter Keane lived in Kyoto, Japan, for nearly 20 years and specializes in Japanese garden design. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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A series of compelling verbal and visual reflections on the design principles and philosophical values of Japanese gardens. These concise insights . . are relevant to anyone who cares about how places of beauty are created and why they are meaningful. In the crowded field of books on Japanese gardens, Marc Keane has produced a classic.--Kendall H. Brown, author of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America Sheds light on the intricate and often overlooked details and important nuances of the Japanese garden with the insight of an experienced designer and practitioner and the eloquence of a scholar... A must-have volume for anyone seriously interested in understanding the spirit and attention to subtle detail that make Japanese gardens places of tranquility and refuge wherever they exist in the world.--Diane Durston (Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art, and Education) and Sadafumi Uchiyama (Garden Curator), Portland Japanese Garden Japanese Garden Notes may be one of the most exquisitely photographed books on Japanese gardens ever published. Keane picks up on the fine details that real lovers of Japanese gardens savor... Organized by theme, this book gives the reader a rich overview of Japanese garden art, while pleasing the eye with surprising, intimate, even intense, photographs.--Alex Kerr, author of Lost Japan Japanese Garden Notes captures the beauty and intelligence of Japanese gardens better than any book I know of. It is a remarkable document. --Leonard Koren, author of Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

About Marc Peter Keane

Marc Peter Keane: Marc Peter Keane, a graduate of Cornell University, is an American landscape architect and author. He lived in Kyoto, Japan, for nearly 20 years, and specializes in Japanese garden design. Presently, he maintains a design office in Ithaca, New York. He is the author of several books about garden design: Japanese Garden Design (an introduction to the culture and design of Japanese gardens); Sakuteiki: Visions of the Japanese Garden (a translation of Japan's oldest gardening text, co-authored with Prof. Jiro Takei), The Art of Setting Stones (a collection of philosophical essays on gardens), and The Japanese Tea Garden (history and aesthetics of Japanese tea gardens). Keane is a fellow at the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art in Kyoto, the East Asia Program at Cornell University, and the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University. He has lectured widely throughout the United States, England, and Japan. Keane also acted as chairman of Kyoto Mitate International for many years, a non-profit organization that worked to revitalize Kyoto's traditional environments and cultural heritage.

Table of Contents

The book has 8 sections: 00 Front matter/Intro 01 Intent/Time 02 Space/Passage 03 Function/Art 04 Architecture 05 Ornaments 06 Details 08 Final Thoughts

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Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Design by Marc Peter Keane
Stone Bridge Press
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