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Japanese Gardens: a journey

Monty Don Derry Moore



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14 May 2019
Gardening; Gardens (descriptions, history etc); Landscape gardening
The complement to the forthcoming BBC2 series, JAPANESE GARDENS, beautifully produced in full colour and with over 200 photographs. Written by Monty Don with photographs by Derry Moore, 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.

This beautiful, full colour book guides us through the history and beauty of Japanese gardens, from the famous cherry blossom season to the magnificence of autumn colours.
By:   Monty Don, Derry Moore
Imprint:   TWO ROADS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Illustrated edition
Dimensions:   Height: 290mm,  Width: 245mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   1.538kg
ISBN:   9781473692299
ISBN 10:   1473692296
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

Reviews for Japanese Gardens: a journey

A lyrical recollection of his time in Japan - Radio Times A great gift for gardeners - People's Friend 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

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