Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

Houses and Gardens of Kyoto

eBook - 2012
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For all the damage that has occurred over the centuries, for all the relentless and destructive modernization still taking place today, Kyoto, imperial capital for more than a millennium, remains a rich, inexhaustible archive of Japanese cultural history. Houses and Gardens of Kyoto introduces a broad array of Kyoto's traditional houses from every period of the city's history. They range from summer villas to townhouses, from monumental Buddhist temples to insubstantial garden pavilions, from personal homes to traditional inns. All have their associated outdoor spaces, whether condensed courtyard gardens, picturesque stroll gardens, "dry landscape" stone gardens, or the "borrowed scenery" of distant landscapes. Both exquisite photo album and fascinating historical study, Houses and Gardens of Kyoto is sure to be the standard reference work on this topic for many decades to come.
Publisher: [United States] : Tuttle Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
ISBN: 1462905900
9781462905904
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Daniell, Thomas 1967-

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Nov 01, 2011

While this book is extremely well-researched and spectacularly photographed, it is more appropriate for an aficionado than a page flipper with a passing interest.

Although the photographer provides some close-up shots, I often felt frustrated while looking at the beautiful furnishings and design features because I couldn't make out as much detail as I would have liked.

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Dec 24, 2010

Fun to read.

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