Item description for A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto by Marc Treib, Ron Herman, Zhenji Zhang, Joaquim Filipe, Jose Cordeiro, William Link & Sylvia Yount...
Designed for the layman as well as the professional, this concise yet comprehensive guide provides both practical information and theoretical insights into the design of the Japanese garden. Kyoto, the capital of Japan for over one thousand years, possesses a richness of garden art without equal as a living chronicle of Japanese cultural history and environmental design. Following the introductory essays are individual entries for more than fifty temple and palace gardens. The text is augmented by an excellent selection of photographs, historical prints, maps and color plates.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7" Weight: 0.12 lbs.
Release Date Dec 18, 2003
Publisher Kodansha International
ISBN 4770029535 ISBN13 9784770029539
Availability 0 units.
More About Marc Treib, Ron Herman, Zhenji Zhang, Joaquim Filipe, Jose Cordeiro, William Link & Sylvia Yount
Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
Marc Treib currently resides in the state of California. Marc Treib has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto?
The only comprehensive guide to the gardens of Kyoto Apr 4, 2006
This book is an indispensible aide to anyone planning a trip on his own. This book contains over 50 individual entries describing the gardens of Kyoto and environs, grouped by geographic location within the city. Overview maps for the different districts show the approximate location of the individual gardens, so that the traveller can put together itineraries for daytrips in the Kyoto area.
Each entry gives details of opening hours, historic background and special features of the garden described. The name of the garden and its location are additonally specified in Japanese characters, making this book the ideal travel guide for those embarking on a trip to Kyoto.
There is a limited number of photos, so that those wanting to plan a trip using the guide might consider referencing other books with numerous color photos to pick the specific gardens they are interested in.
A Guide to The Gardens of Kyoto, Marc Treib and Ron Herman Jan 5, 2005
Don't leave home without this book! Anyone who is planning a trip to Japan (resident foreigners included) and has even the slighest interest learning about the Gardens of Kyoto should buy a copy of this superb book, which is small enough to carry in your shoulder bag. The book contains gives the balance of detail,giving good a historical background and landscape points overview. This is a buy you will not regret. Well done to the authors.