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An in-depth exploration spanning 800 years of the art, essence, and enduring impact of the Japanese garden.
The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject, exploring the Japanese garden in detail through a series of essays and with 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs. Leading artists, architects, and other cultural practitioners offer personal perspectives in newly commissioned essays.
In 2014, garden designer Sophie Walker became the youngest woman to design a garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Having studied art history, Sophie later qualified in horticulture, plant science and garden design. Based in London, she practises in the UK and globally as far afield as India and Bahamas. Notable projects include her shortlisted entry for UK Holocaust Memorial Competition on a team with Zaha Hadid Architects and Anish Kapoor, and her expansive design for De Pont Museum, Netherlands