Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America

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Kendall H. Brown

"Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America" is an extraordinary look at the most beautiful and serene gardens of the United States and Canada. Most Japanese garden books look to the gardens of Japan. Quiet Beauty explores the treasure trove of Japanese gardens located in North America. Featuring an intimate look at twenty-six gardens, with numerous stunning color photographs of each, that detail their style, history, and special functions, this book explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping.

Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for almost 150 years. Quiet Beauty is a thought provoking look at the history of their introduction to the world of North American gardening and how they have since taken root and flourished.

Gardens include:

Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California,1894
Nitobe Memorial Garden, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1960
Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Texas, 1973
Garden of the Pine Winds, Denver Botanic Gardena, Colorado, 1979
Japanese Garden, Montreal Botanical Garden, Quebec, 1988
Tenshin'en (The Garden of the Heart of Heaven), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988
Roji'en (Garden of Drops of Dew), The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Japanese Gardens, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida, 2001
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Margaret T. Hance Park, Arizona, 2002
Garden of the Pine Wind, Garven Woodland Garden, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2001


Hardcover.
176 pages.