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Japanese Stone Gardens free pdf Japanese stone gardens provide tranquil settings where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of Japanese stone gardens - from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to meditation and contemplation and finally to their contemporary use and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.

About Stephen Mansfield

A writer and photojournalist, British-born Stephen Mansfield has lived and worked in, among other places, London, Barcelona, and the south of France. His work has appeared in over 60 magazines, newspapers and journals worldwide, and he is also the author of several books. He currently resides in Japan, where he is a regular book reviewer for The Japan Times.

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Author : Stephen Mansfield
Publisher : Tuttle Shokai Inc
Data Published : 25 September 2009
ISBN : 4805310561
EAN : 9784805310564
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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