The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject, exploring the Japanese garden in detail through a series of essays and with 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs. Leading artists, architects, and other cultural practitioners offer personal perspectives in newly commissioned essays.
- In 2014 Sophie Walker became the youngest woman to design a garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Having studied art history, Sophie later qualified in horticulture, plant science, and garden design. Based in London, she practises globally.
In addition to designing gardens, Sophie lectures on conceptual design, the Japanese garden, planting, and the garden environment.
Key Selling Points - Both a comprehensive survey of the Japanese garden and a unique exploration of its design principles and philosophy - Explores the enduring impact of the Japanese garden, as well as key subjects relating to its design, such as the use of elements including the path, aesthetic concepts such as wabi sabi and mitate, Zen Buddhism, and the poetry of plants - Illustrated with contemporary photographs and never-before-published imagery by key figures such as Yves Klein, Isamu Noguchi, and Dan Pearson - Features new essays by leading artists, architects, and thinkers, offering fresh perspectives on the influence of the Japanese garden - Includes an illustrated appendix of Japanese plants
The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting.
Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.
Includes all garden types (courtyard, rooftop, parks, orchards, vineyards, landscapes, kitchen gardens, Islamic, water gardens) and styles (cottage, English, formal, alpine, tropical, Renaissance, Mediterranean and New Perennial).
Easy to use, with images which tell the 'story' of each garden and show planting and design details. Sure to be a popular holiday gift, it is essential inspiration for anyone who loves gardening or visiting gardens.
Informative summary texts explaining each garden and its design and planting features are written by leading garden and horticultural experts, including Edwinna von Baeyer, Ruth Chivers, Noel Kingsbury, Jill Raggett, Christine Reid and Lindsey Taylor.
This, their first ever book, documents their design process - from the initial intricate drawings and sketches, through a multitude of models, prototypes, colour swatches and samples, to the finished product. Featuring a wealth of previously unpublished images from the designers' personal archives, it takes the reader behind the scenes of this contemporary product design studio and allows intimate access to their working methods.
A beautiful and comprehensive monograph, the book focuses on their relationships with different manufacturers and includes the stories behind collaborations with Maharam, MINI, Georg Jensen, 1616/ Arita Japan, Karimoku New Standard and Thomas Eyck, as well as including a complete list of works featuring all the projects they have designed to date. Opening with a foreword by Michael Maharam, with supporting text from design critic Louise Schouwenberg, the book's stunning design by Joost Grootens includes a unique die-cut jacket, individually-crafted tip-ins and fluorescent book block edges.
- Carres De Jardin
- 21 Septembre 2006
Monet fait jaillir la couleur, fait vibrer sa toile. Délaissant le détail, il peint des émotions, des impressions. Par dérision, sa peinture est qualifiée «d'impressionniste». Après Bougival, Louveciennes, Argenteuil... il est toujours en quête d'un lieu où poser pinceaux et chevalet, un havre de paix, un jardin de fleurs. Ce sera Giverny pour lequel il se fait jardinier, paysagiste, architecte, coloriste. Son jardin se confond avec sa peinture, ses fleurs deviennent sa palette. En contrebas, de l'autre côté de la route, il acquiert ce qui deviendra son «Jardin d'eau». Sur l'étang, il édifie un «pont japonais» et fait pousser des nymphéas... Le jardin de Giverny, reflet de sa passion et de son génie, est devenu un des jardins les plus connus au monde.