Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno, Japan’s Leading Garden Designer
This beautiful book, illustrated with more than 400 photographs and drawings, is the first full retrospective of his work to be published anywhere. It includes 37 gardens in a wide variety of types and settings: traditional or contemporary, urban or rural, in public spaces or private residences, and for temples, office buildings, hotels, campuses, or guesthouses. The book, divided into three chapters, covers: Traditional Zen Gardens, Contemporary Zen Gardens, and Zen Gardens outside Japan. Illustrated with photographs and architectural plans or sketches, each garden is described and analyzed by author Miriam Locher, herself an architect and a scholar well versed in Japanese culture.
|Dimensions||229 × 254 mm|
Mira Locher is an architect and professor who works in both the U.S. and Japan. She holds degrees from Smith College and the University of Pennsylvania. She worked for Team Zoo Atelier Mobile in Japan for seven years before setting up an architectural practice, Kajika Architecture, in partnership with Takayuki Murakami in the U.S. She is an Associate Professor at the College of Architecture & Planning at the University of Utah. She is the author of Traditional Japanese Architecture: An Exploration of Elements and Forms and Super Potato Design: The Complete Works of Takashi Sugimoto: Japan's Leading Interior Designer.