The Art of Japanese Gardens Special Edition

By: Kuck, Loraine E.

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Rare special edition for The Japan Society by arrangement with The John Day Co. Straight and solid hardcover in oatmeal linen cloth covered boards with green title and black Bonsai tree sketch on cover, colors reversed on age-toned, and spotted cloth backstrip. Tips and spine ends sharp, 3 edges of page block dyed green, small soil mark at foot of front board, light age-toning on endpapers, rest of the 304 pp text is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked. Illustrated with 64 plates, 3 line drawings & tipped in color frontispiece of the "Turtle Islands" in the Grand Pavilion Garden Lake, from a painting by Samuel Newsom. The definitive exposition of Japanese gardens by a distinguished Hawaiian botanist and naturalist. Chapters include: The Ancient Chinese Prototype/ The Modern Chinese Prototype/ Earliest Japanese Gardens/ Gardens of Heian; The Glory of The Fujiwaras/ Gardens of the Western Paradise/ The Transitions Gardens/ Mansions of Muromachin: Part 1: The Gold Pavilion, Part 2: The Silver Pavillion/ The Painting Gardens/ Sermon in Stone/ Hideyoshi's Gardens/ Tea Gardens - The Dewy Path/ Princely Estates of Tokugawa Times/ Impressionistic Zen Landscapes/ Literal Landscapes/ Miniature Gardens and Tokugawa Conventions/ Gardens and Flowers of the Modern Age/ Notes/ Selected Bibliography/ Index.

Title: The Art of Japanese Gardens Special Edition

Author Name: Kuck, Loraine E.

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: GARDENING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: NY, The John Day Company: 1941

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 46317

Keywords: Tranquility, Peaceful sand garden, Bonsai Trees, Exotic Florals, Flowers. Japan Art and Customs, Zen Gardens, Mansions of Muromachin/ Heian Gardens, Tea Gardens, Miniature Gardens, Tokugawa Gardens, Impressionistic Gardens.,