Themes, scenes, and taste in the history of Japanese garden art

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Kuitert, W.;
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<p>The present study deals - in its three parts - with three fragments of the garden history of Japan. It reveals how the meaning a garden had to the people of its time was significantly different in all of these periods.<p>Part one, titled "Themes", deals w... View more
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    University: Agricultural University, Wageningen, the Netherlands: - Bachelor's: 1978 Master's: 1982, principal subject: Landscape Architecture, secondary subject: Regional Planning

    - Trainee at 'Urban Planners OD205', Delft, the Netherlands; six months, 1978/79

    - at Japanese landscape design office 'Zoen Design' in Singapore; six months, 1979/80

    - as free-lance landscape architect since 1975, irregular, various jobs, various scales

    - General study of Japanese gardens throughout Japan; first contact with University of Kyoto, Japan, nine months, 1982/83

    - Study trips to Korea and mainland China; two months, 1982/83

    - Research Fellow at Institute of Landscape Architecture, University of Kyoto; Scholarships from Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbushö) 4.1984-3.1986; and from Japan Foundation 4.1986-5.1987

    - Visiting Member of Department of Landscape Architecture, Agricultural University, Wageningen; eight months, 9.1987-4.1988.

    Fig.'s 1, 2. The illustrations were taken from: Hall, J.W., Mass, P.M., (ed.), Medieval Japan, Essays in Institutional History, New Haven, London, 1974, pp.14,16. The chapter "Kyoto As Historical Background", pp.3ff., gives a lot of information on the imperial government of the Heian period.

    Fig. 3. The picture was taken from: Shimoyama, Sakuteiki, The Book of Garden, where it is reproduced as last page of Shimoyama's introduction.

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