This no garden variety book on Zen practice

Books / Reviews Dec 30, 2017

This no garden variety book on Zen practice

by Stephen Mansfield

The over-application of the term Zen to describe everything from interior design to restaurant menus pored over by celebrities and fashionistas to the expression a "Zen moment" can be tiresome. Zen Gardens and Temples of Kyoto, by John Dougill, Photography by John Einarsen. 144 pages TUTTLE PUBLISHING, ...

'Japanese Garden Notes': An informative photo book

Books / Reviews May 20, 2017

'Japanese Garden Notes': An informative photo book

by Iain Maloney

"Japanese Garden Notes" is a gorgeous photo book that introduces aspects of traditional Japanese garden design. It walks the reader through the philosophy of "space and passage," "function and art" and "intent and time," explaining why certain details recur and the emotions they are ...

Grand Rapids debuts serene Japanese garden featuring sculpture, tea

National Jun 12, 2015

Grand Rapids debuts serene Japanese garden featuring sculpture, tea

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids is opening its $22 million Japanese garden after years of construction, offering a place for tranquility and contemplation that integrates contemporary sculpture with trees and plants. The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden makes its public ...

Mirei Shigemori: at home with stone

Travel Nov 29, 2014

Mirei Shigemori: at home with stone

by Stephen Mansfield

Between the years 1924 and 1975, Mirei Shigemori (1896-1975) designed more than 180 gardens in Japan, an extraordinary creative output by any standard. If Shigemori was best known as a landscape designer, an artist in the placement of stones, it is worth noting that his ...