Japanese-style gardens have been a part of North American culture for almost 150 years, providing distinct pleasure to visitors with their artful landscapes set within tranquil, beautifully controlled environments.
"Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America" takes an intimate look at 26 of the most beautiful and serene Japanese-style public gardens in the United States and Canada. The history, style, and special functions of each of the gardens is examined, offering an insight into the ingenuity and range of Japanese-style landscaping on foreign soil. The book also takes a thought-provoking look at why Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for so long and how and why such gardens took root and flourished. This beautiful book, illustrated with more than 180 stunning color photographs, will be a welcome addition to the library of any enthusiast of Japanese Gardens.
Hard Cover. Author Kendall H. Brown. Photographs by David M. Cobb.