Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America (Paperback)

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*Gold Medal winner in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Home & Garden*

"Just flipping through the pages of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America will instantly lower your blood pressure." --The New York Times Book Review

Japanese-style gardens have been a part of North American culture for over 150 years, delighting visitors with serene landscapes that instill tranquility. Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America provides an intimate look at the 25 most notable Japanese-style public gardens in the United States and Canada. Illustrated with more than 180 stunning color photographs, this book will be a welcome addition to the library of every garden enthusiast. This revised edition includes an amended list of 75 important gardens. It also describes major new additions at the featured gardens.

Japanese gardens include:
  • The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • The Japanese Garden in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • The Garden of the Pine Winds in the Denver Botanic Gardena
  • The Japanese Garden in the Montreal Botanical Garden
  • Tenshin'en (The Garden of the Heart of Heaven) in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida
  • The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix in Margaret T. Hance Park
  • The Garden of the Pine Wind, Garvan Woodland Garden in Hot Springs, Arkansas

About the Author

David M. Cobb is a member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America). He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Kendall H. Brown is Professor of Asian Art History in the Art Department at California State University Long Beach. He also recently served as Curator of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs at Pacific Asia Museum. He received BA and MA degrees in history and art history from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University. Dr. Brown publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art. He is a leading figure in the study of Japanese gardens in North America, having authored the book, Japanese-style Gardens of the Pacific West Coast.
Product Details
ISBN: 9784805318652
ISBN-10: 4805318651
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: November 5th, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English