The Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden


Author: Sophie Walker | Hardcover

An in-depth exploration spanning 800 years of the art, essence, and enduring impact of the Japanese garden.

The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject, exploring the Japanese garden in detail through a series of essays and with 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs. Leading artists, architects, and other cultural practitioners offer personal perspectives in newly commissioned essays.

"This engaging book examines more than 90 magnificent gardens spanning 1,200 years of design. It offers fresh insight into the art of the Japanese garden." --Town & Country online

"Just leafing through Sophie Walker's The Japanese Garden brings a feeling of calm and tranquillity... Walker covers their history and meaning, unravelling a little of their mystery." --The Sunday Times, Home: Gardening

"The Japanese Garden isn't just filled with beautiful photographs but it traces 100 years of Japanese gardening history... Amazing photographs."

Publisher: Phaidon Press | Pub Date:  November 08, 2017 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 304 | Dimensions: 1.3" H x 10.6" L x 8.3" W | 3.0 lbs