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Japanese Gardens : Personal Journey - Monty Don

Japanese Gardens

Personal Journey

Hardcover Published: 14th May 2019
ISBN: 9781473692299
Number Of Pages: 272

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Bestselling author and BBC presenter Monty Don and photographer Derry Moore, explore the exquisite beauty of Japanese gardens in a personal journey to complement the Spring 2019 BBC2 series.

The complement to the forthcoming BBC2 series, Japanese Gardens, beautifully produced in full colour and with over 200 photographs. Written by Monty Don with photographs by Derry Moore, the duo behind the highly-acclaimed Paradise Gardens.

Traditional Japanese gardens combine aesthetics with ethics, beauty with philosophy in a celebration of the natural world. A Japanese garden is the natural world made miniature: rocks represent mountains, ponds represent seas. Natural and man-made elements combine to create a garden that, while natural, is not wild.

In this very personal and lyrical exploration of both the traditional and the modern aspects of Japanese gardening, Monty Don takes a look at at the traditions and culture which inform some of the most beautiful gardens from all over Japan.

This beautiful, full colour book guides us through the history and beauty of Japanese gardens, from the famous cherry blossom season to the magnificence of autumn colours.

About the Authors

Monty Don is the presenter of the phenomenally popular BBC programme, Gardeners' World, he lives in Herefordshire and his recent books include Paradise Gardens, with Derry Moore, and the Sunday Times bestseller, Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.

Derry Moore is an acclaimed photographer whose books include Paradise Gardens, Horses, The English Room, Great Gardens of Italy and In The Shadow of the Raj.

Industry Reviews

A lyrical recollection of his time in Japan - Radio Times

A great gift for gardeners - People's Friend

A fabulous, bonsai-filled book written by Monty with photos from Derry Moore - the dynamite duo who produced Paradise Gardens . . . [a] sun-drenched exploration of the history of the gardens of Japan. - Daily Mail

By the time you have turned the last page, you too will have reached a further stage of enlightenment - Gardens Illustrated

What a treat it was watching Monty Don's Japanese Gardens. It was a feast of colour. - Radio Times

PRAISE FOR PARADISE GARDENS - 'Simply breathtaking' - Love it!

It's sun-filled escapism, gloriously illustrated with photography by Derry Moore, capturing the legacy, the beauty, the shadows, the shimmering heat and the continued human enjoyment of such places - Country Life

Don feels that understanding these paradise gardens has made him a better gardener, and possibly a better person. One could not wish for a better guide to them. He has great powers of description. - World of Interiors

ISBN: 9781473692299
ISBN-10: 1473692296
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 14th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 24.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.54
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Illustrated

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