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Document Type(s):Book Chapter
Book Title:Japanese Images of Nature: Cultural Perspectives
Article/Chapter Title:Nature Tamed: Gardens as a Microcosm of Japan's View of the World
Author(s):Hendry, Joy
Publisher Name:Curzon Press
Place of Publication:Surrey
Date of Publication:1997
Annotation:Hendry examines the characteristics of Japanese gardens in light of Kalland’s model which contrasts the Japanese “love of nature” in its idealized garden form with the Japanese “abhorrence towards nature in the raw.” She explains that clear distinctions between nature and culture break down and that gardens function as mediators between the two. She examines key concepts such as sacred space and shrines, the reconstruction of nature and Zen gardens, the Shinto idea of purification, and gardens as a model for the Japanese view of the world.
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