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READING ZEN IN THE ROCKS: THE JAPANESE DRY LANDSCAPE GARDEN Francois Berthier 2000 1st US ed New Hardcover DJ
By Berthier, Francois Translated and with a philosophical essay by Graham Parkes
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Chicago, 2000 [1989], 1st USA edition. 166 pp, 37 b/w photos. The Japanese dry landscape garden has long attracted—and long baffled—viewers from the West. While museums across the United States are replicating these "Zen rock gardens" in their courtyards and miniature versions of the gardens are now office decorations, they remain enigmatic, their philosophical and aesthetic significance obscured. Reading Zen in the Rocks, the classic essay on the karesansui garden by French art historian François Berthier, has now been translated by Graham Parkes, giving English-speaking readers a concise, thorough, and beautifully illustrated. Smaller hardcover, DJ, new.
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