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From the busy streets of Tokyo to the secluded shores of Kyushu, from the volcanoes of Hokkaido to the temples of Kyoto, the treasured landscapes of Japan are brought to life in this concise visual guide. Drawing upon years of observation, Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, and Shigeru Iijima explore the complex interaction of culture, time, and space in the evolution of landscapes in Japan. The authors begin with a discussion of the landscape's general characteristics, including paucity of idle land, scarcity of level land, and its meticulous organization and immaculate nature. They then apply those characteristics to such favorite subjects as home gardens, sculpted plants, and flower arrangements, but also to more mundane matters such as roadside shoulders, utility lines, and walled urban areas. This unique blending of physical and social sciences with humanities perspectives offers a unified analysis of the Japanese landscape.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Epithet
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. The General Landscape
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 2. Primary Characteristics
  2. pp. 25-58
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  1. 3. Secondary Characteristics
  2. pp. 59-90
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  1. 4. Tomorrow
  2. pp. 91-92
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  1. References
  2. pp. 93-95
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  1. About the Authors
  2. p. 96
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 97-100
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813149844
Related ISBN
9780813120904
MARC Record
OCLC
607090157
Pages
112
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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