The Japanese Garden by Sophie Walker Phaidon Book

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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.

The author

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 practices globally. In addition to designing gardens, Sophie lectures on conceptual design, the Japanese garden, planting and the garden environment.

Hardcover, 10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in., 304 pages, 300 illustrations

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