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Japanese Rock Gardens

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Japanese rock gardens.


Six Superlative Sources

· Berthier, François, Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden, trans. Graham Parkes (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

· Ito, Teiji, The Japanese Garden: An Approach to Nature (Yale University Press, 1972).

· Kuck, Loraine E., The World of the Japanese Garden: From Chinese Origins to Modern Landscape Art (Weatherhill, 1980).

· Kuitert, Wybe, Themes, Scenes, and Taste in the History of Japanese Garden Art. (University of Hawaii Press, 2002).

· Rambach, Pierre and Suzanne, Gardens of Longevity in China and Japan: The Art of the Stone Raisers, trans. André Marling (Rizzoli, 1987).

· Slawson, David A., Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens: Design Principles, Aesthetic Values (Kodansha International, 1987).

Other Excellent Sources

· Schaarschmidt-Richter, Irmtraud, Japanese Gardens, trans. Janet Seligman-Richter (Morrow, 1979).

· Shimoyama, Shigemaru (trans. and ed.), Sakuteiki: The Book of Garden, Being a Full Translation of the Japanese Eleventh Century Manuscript: Memoranda on Garden Making Attributed to the Writing of Tachibana no Toshitsuna (Town and City Planners, Inc., 1976).

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