Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Courtyard Gardens [Hardcover]

By Katsuhiko Mizuno & John Bester (Translator)
Our Price $ 27.30  
Retail Value $ 39.00  
You Save $ 11.70  (30%)  
Item Number 213534  
Buy New $27.30
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Courtyard Gardens by Katsuhiko Mizuno & John Bester...

Enjoy it for its sheer beauty or use it for inspiration while creating your own small landscape garden.
Japanese gardening is the art of arranging plants, rocks, lanterns, and basins in an open or, as here, an enclosed space. According to the aesthetic principles long prevailing in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, even two rocks arranged in a tiny, enclosed space can be considered a garden. This type of garden is called a tsuboniwa, and Kyoto has long being considered its birthplace and home. So it is not surprising that photographer Katsuhiko Mizuno, wishing to capture the best of such small gardens, should turn to Kyoto and its palaces, temples, shrines, and town houses.
The highlight of the book is the 100 photographs of these tsuboniwa-snow overlying sand patterns; coloring maple leaves; flowering cherry trees; lanterns, basins, fences; gardens featuring wisteria, azalea, hydrangea, Indian lilac, camellia, and daphne. Each photo is accompanied by an insightful caption pointing out the outstanding characteristics of the garden in question.
An appendix gives Mizuno's instructions for creating a tsuboniwa, based on his personal experience. His account of the underlying concepts, design, choice of plants, and practical procedures will prove a invaluable reference for all garden creators, from amateur to professional.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   136
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 11.75"
Weight:   2.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 2002
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  4770028741  
ISBN13  9784770028747  

Availability  0 units.

More About Katsuhiko Mizuno & John Bester

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! KATSUHIKO MIZUNO, born in Kyoto in 1941, graduated from Doshisha University and the Tokyo College of Photography. His photographs are on display in the Kyoto townhouse he renovated and converted into a museum.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > Collections, Catalogues & Exhibitions
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > General
3Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Gardening & Horticulture > General
4Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Gardening & Horticulture > Japanese Gardens
5Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Gardening & Horticulture > Landscape
6Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Gardening & Horticulture > Techniques > General
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General
8Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Landscape

Reviews - What do customers think about Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Courtyard Gardens?

about as good as it gets without being there  Jul 1, 2008
This is a beautiful book. I'm giving it 5 stars even though I was actually hoping for a little more reading material and insight - the imagery is wonderful.
Great Examples  Dec 3, 2007
Wonderful book with great photos and examples, some from different angles which are very useful to understand the actual lay out of these great Japanese gardens. Could use more in dept explanation of technical characteristics, but non the less wonderful.
Nice pictures  Jun 29, 2006
This book is not only a great picture book, but it also provides wonderful descriptions of the Japanese gardens featured - succinct and informative. If you like landscaping with the Japanese feel, you'll enjoy this book.
faulty product  Feb 23, 2006
The book is excellent but the dust cover was torn obviously before despatch as the packaging was good.
The disappointment was that there was no method of complaint other than returning the product. From Australia to USA not practible.
Beyond the basics, Japanese Garden Book  Jan 19, 2006
I've been through a lot of Japanese gardening books, and many of been a little repetitive, covering the basic design elements and what not. Mizuno has put together a great "Intermediate" read once you've had enough of the basics. The pictures are some of the best available of authentic Japanese gardens, and the captions are short and to the point but with just enough plant identifications to be useful to someone in their planning stage.

Perhaps the best feature of this book is the introductory discussion on the "Omoteya style" town home (traditional Japanese merchant class town home). The text suggest there is a conservation movement to this vanishing style of Japanese home that mirrors the affection American's are beginning to culture towards the Bungalow. As the Omoteya styled homes share similar dimensions with the American city lot (diagrams are provided with the text), this book is a fabulous resource to urban dwellers looking to incorporate the Japanese garden concept to their grassy postage stamp.

Write your own review about Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Courtyard Gardens

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Courtyard Gardens

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy