The Garden As Architecture: Form and Spirit in the Gardens of Japan, China, and Korea
Publisher: Kodansha International | ISBN: 477001712X | edition 1998 | PDF | 204 pages | 133,4 mb
Gardens and their related architecture have always been designed in Japan, China, and Korea as a single, cohesive environment. The particular forms that these environments took over the centuries naturally reflect each country's differing aesthetic principles, but were also governed by other concerns--from religious beliefs and social structure to simple spatial or climatic constraints. In his exploration of the history of garden design in the Far East, Toshiro Inaji offers a fascinating study of changing cultural and aesthetic values.