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The Lure of the Japanese Garden

Alison Main, Newell Platten, Julie Moir Messervy

The Lure of the Japanese Garden
The Lure of the Japanese Garden takes you on a tour of 120 gardens across Japan, covering a broader geographical spread than any other book available in English or Japanese. Along the way Alison Main and Newell Platten describe not only the garden's physical aspects, but also the historical, symbolic, religious and meditative meanings, purposes and allusions embodied in them. Essays offer personal and amusing insights into the authors' travels in Japan and maps and comprehensive directions show the reader how to visit each garden. There are also beautiful colour photographs throughout.

In their travels to Japan since 1985 to visit gardens, Alison Main and Newell Platten have developed a strong interest in Japanese culture. Each has pursued an award-winning career in architecture. Alison Main is a painter and a digital media artist; Newell Platten, a Member of the Order of Australia for services to architecture and town planning, is an urban design consultant. Married, they live in Adelaide.

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Category Arts, Architecture and Design
Format Jacketed hardback
Other information 200 full colour illustrations
Size 210 x 210 mm
ISBN 9781862545618
Extent 224 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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