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Japanese Gardens By Monty Don

Japanese Gardens by Monty Don

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Summary

Bestselling author and BBC presenter Monty Don and photographer Derry Moore explore the exquisite beauty of Japanese gardens on a personal journey to complement the BBC2 series, Monty Don's Japanese Gardens.

Japanese Gardens Summary

Japanese Gardens: a journey by Monty Don

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD PHOTOGRAPHY TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR
'A fabulous, bonsai-filled book' Daily Mail

The complement to the BBC2 series, Japanese Gardens: written by the nation's favourite gardener Monty Don, and beautifully produced with over 200 original photographs from Derry Moore.

Traditional Japanese gardens combine aesthetics with ethics in a perfectly curated celebration of nature. A Japanese garden is the natural world made miniature: rocks represent mountains, ponds represent seas.

In this personal and lyrical exploration of both the traditional and the modern aspects of Japanese gardening, Monty Don takes a look at the traditions and culture which inform some of the most beautiful gardens from all over Japan, from Kenroku-en to the Zen gardens of Tokyo and the historic beauty of Kyoto.

Monty Don and Derry Moore guide us through the history and spectacular seasons of Japanese gardens, from the famous cherry blossom celebration hanami to the autumnal crimson magnificence of momijigari. Monty Don also explores the creative forms uniquely associated with Japanese gardens, from stone-masonry and ikebana to the intricate skill of bonsai. Stunningly photographed by Derry Moore, Japanese Gardens is a fascinating exploration of a unique relationship with gardens.

'An illuminating insight not only into the history and horticulture of some remarkable gardens but also into the Japanese culture and psyche' Gardens Illustrated

ALSO BY MONTY DON & DERRY MOORE
PARADISE GARDENS: THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAMIC GARDENS

As seen on the highly acclaimed BBC2 series, a glorious celebration of the richness of Islamic culture through some of the most beautiful gardens on earth.

'Sun-filled escapism' Country Life

'Simply breathtaking' Love it!

Japanese Gardens Reviews

A fabulous, bonsai-filled book written by Monty with photos from Derry Moore - the dynamite duo who produced Paradise Gardens . . . [a] sun-drenched exploration of the history of the gardens of Japan. * Daily Mail *
An illuminating insight not only into the history and horticulture of some remarkable gardens but also into the Japanese culture and psyche * Gardens Illustrated *
A lyrical recollection of his time in Japan * Radio Times *
A great gift for gardeners * People's Friend *
What a treat it was watching Monty Don's Japanese Gardens. It was a feast of colour. * Radio Times *
PRAISE FOR PARADISE GARDENS - 'Simply breathtaking' * Love it! *
It's sun-filled escapism, gloriously illustrated with photography by Derry Moore, capturing the legacy, the beauty, the shadows, the shimmering heat and the continued human enjoyment of such places * Country Life *
Don feels that understanding these paradise gardens has made him a better gardener, and possibly a better person. One could not wish for a better guide to them. He has great powers of description. * World of Interiors *

About Monty Don

MONTY DON is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners' World, he lives in Herefordshire and his recent books include Paradise Gardens, with Derry Moore, and the Sunday Times bestseller, Nigel: my family and other dogs.
@TheMontyDon
www.montydon.com

DERRY MOORE is an acclaimed photographer whose books include Paradise Gardens, Horses, The English Room, Great Gardens of Italy and In The Shadow of the Raj

Additional information

GOR010311032
9781473692299
1473692296
Japanese Gardens: a journey by Monty Don
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Murray Press
2019-05-14
272
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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