Japanese Gardens: a personal journey

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Japanese Gardens: a personal journey Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Pages: 272 Illustrations and other contents: 200 photographs Language: English ISBN: 9781473692299 Categories: , , ,

The complement to the BBC2 series, Japanese Gardens Beautifully produced in full colour and with over 200 original photographs by Derry Moore and written by Monty Don, the duo behind the highly-acclaimed Paradise Gardens. Traditional Japanese gardens combine aesthetics with ethics, beauty with philosophy in a celebration of the natural world. A Japanese garden is the natural world made miniature: rocks represent mountains, ponds represent seas. Natural and man-made elements combine to create a garden that, while natural, is not wild. In this very personal and lyrical exploration of both the traditional and the modern aspects of Japanese gardening, Monty Don takes a look at at the traditions and culture which inform some of the most beautiful gardens from all over Japan, from Kenroku-en to the Zen gardens of Tokyo and the historic beauty of Kyoto. This beautiful, full colour book guides us through the history and beauty of Japanese gardens, taking the reader from the famous cherry blossom season, known as hanami, to the autumnal crimson magnificence of momijigari. PRAISE FOR PARADISE GARDENS ‘Sun-filled escapism’ Country Life ‘Simply breathtaking’ Love it!

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A fabulous, bonsai-filled book written by Monty with photos from Derry Moore - the dynamite duo who produced Paradise Gardens . . . [a] sun-drenched exploration of the history of the gardens of Japan. * Daily Mail * An illuminating insight not only into the history and horticulture of some remarkable gardens but also into the Japanese culture and psyche * Gardens Illustrated * A lyrical recollection of his time in Japan * Radio Times * A great gift for gardeners * People's Friend * What a treat it was watching Monty Don's Japanese Gardens. It was a feast of colour. * Radio Times * PRAISE FOR PARADISE GARDENS - 'Simply breathtaking' * Love it! * It's sun-filled escapism, gloriously illustrated with photography by Derry Moore, capturing the legacy, the beauty, the shadows, the shimmering heat and the continued human enjoyment of such places * Country Life * Don feels that understanding these paradise gardens has made him a better gardener, and possibly a better person. One could not wish for a better guide to them. He has great powers of description. * World of Interiors *

Author Biography

MONTY DON is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners' World, he lives in Herefordshire and his recent books include Paradise Gardens, with Derry Moore, and the Sunday Times bestseller, Nigel: my family and other dogs. @TheMontyDon www.montydon.com DERRY MOORE is an acclaimed photographer whose books include Paradise Gardens, Horses, The English Room, Great Gardens of Italy and In The Shadow of the Raj