Princeton University Library Catalog

Spaces in translation : Japanese gardens and the West / Christian Tagsold.

Author:
Tagsold, Christian [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
Description:
243 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Penn studies in landscape architecture. [More in this series]
Summary note:
One may visit famous gardens in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka-or one may visit Japanese-styled gardens in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Berlin, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, or Singapore. We often view these gardens as representative of the essence of Japanese culture. Christian Tagsold argues, however, that the idea of the Japanese garden has less do to with Japan's history and traditions, and more to do with its interactions with the West. Tagsold has visited over eighty gardens in ten countries with an eye to questioning how these places signify Japan in non-Japanese geographical and cultural contexts.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780812246742 (hardcover)
  • 0812246748 (hardcover)
LCCN:
2017005515
OCLC:
972640190
Other standard number:
  • 40027465325
RCP:
C - S