Fine in very good dust jacket. Previous ownerÕs name to end paper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Landscape Gardening in Japan was first published in 1893 by Josiah Conder, a British architect, urban planner, and teacher, who had come to Japan in 1877 to serve as a professor of architecture at the forerunner of Tokyo University and as a consultant to the Ministry of Engineering.
A man of wide interests, Conder was encouraged by the warm reception given his 1891 Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement to undertake a book on gardening. In preparing the present book, he relied not entirely on his own observations but consulted, and "freely borrowed from," some of the most reliable Japanese sources available at the time, the oldest dating to 1633. The resulting book is the product of a Western, Victorian perspective with access to Japanese authoritative texts.
Conder's study of the Japanese landscape garden led him to conclude that it represented universal qualities that could be applied to gardening anywhere. In addition to a discussion of these broader truths, the book is so finely detailed and so richly illustrated that it still serves today as a guide to modern garden-lovers, whether of a practical or a theoretical bent. The present volume combines the original study with an additional volume of photographs of famous gardens that was published shortly thereafter and entitled Supplement to Landscape Gardening in Japan. The interior of the book has been redesigned and the text newly set for easier reading and viewing.
The book has a new Foreword by Azby Brown and an Afterword by Terunobu Fujimori, providing background information on Conder and putting his accomplishments into perspective.
Jacket Illustration: Yokuon-en Zenzu (detail), National Diet Library. The Yokuon-en garden and villa was constructed by Matsudaira Sadanobu around 1794. (See Conder's description in Chapter 1 under Yoku-on-En.) The present illustration is a copy of an original bird's-eye view commemoratively painted in 1842 after the garden's destruction by fire in 1829.
Rezension: This gardening classic treatise remains as informative and insightful as ever. Includes rare photographs of famous gardens taken around the turn of the century..."[Serves] both the historian and gardener as important cultural documentation."
Titel: Landscape Gardening in Japan
Verlag: Kodansha International Ltd 2002
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2746843786
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha International, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No markings. 'The present book combines two books in one : Josiah Conder's original 1893 edition of Landscape Gardening in Japan and his 1912 revised edition of Supplement to Landscape Gardening in Japan.' Foreword by Azby Brown. Afterword by Terunobu Fujimori. 247 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 96411
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG4770028520
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Like New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Light wear. Price clipped. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1703290088
Buchbeschreibung U.S.A.: Kodansha USA, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Previous owner's bookplate on the first endpaper and gift inscription on the Half Title page otherwise Fine in a Near Fine price clipped jacket. 1st Printing. 247pp 4to. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 134531
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha International 2002-05-31, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 4770028520. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 600682
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P024770028520
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P014770028520
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P114770028520
Buchbeschreibung Kodansha USA, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Like new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers XX-112-02-6833746