Rizzoli Electa Kengo Kuma Portland Japanese Garden Book, 1 Kg
Exploring the international pinnacle of Japanese gardens.
With the draw of natural vibrancy and harmonious scenery, Japanese gardens have witnessed a popularity that has seen their fleeting beauty expand beyond Japan, with this book delving into the latest developments of a phenomenal example of such intricate architecture in Portland Japanese Garden. Introducing a new complex to the well-recognised and expansive landscape in Oregon known as 'The Cultural Village', this book uses this new hub of traditional Japanese culture alongside the garden to explore the connection between nature and Japan and how the art of Japanese gardening continues to express its close ties with history and the modern changes of our global environment, challenging us think about the spaces we create and their impact on others. Explaining important points to the creative thought and architecture that goes into different forms of Japanese gardening , this book recalls the growth of the garden's incredible variety, analysing the design work of creator of 'The Cultural Village' Kengo Kuma among others and how they bond visitors emotionally with the cultural scenery around them. Full of gorgeous high-quality photographs showcasing the full breadth of the garden's stunning complexity alongside other famous gardens in Japan this book is for those that love to discover the potential creativity and elegance within nature.
Written by Professor Botond Bognár and Balázs Bognár