Austere Gardens: Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint, & Attending

Austere Gardens

Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint, & Attending

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ISBN10: 1935935380 ISBN13: 9781935935384 Publisher: Oro Editions Published: Jul 1 2016 Pages: 107 Weight: 0.68lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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Austere Gardens suggests another way to look at the landscape, the garden, and perhaps the entire world around us. It suggests that being open to other ways of observing and sensing can yield new insights and rewards, and that interest is found in places unassuming and overlooked as well as those complex and assertive. Perceiving is only one half the story, however. Realizing places using simple acts and reduced means is the other half. The history of garden-making reveals continued attempts to create an Eden, to surpass our given environment in abundance and delight, and by selected instruments transcend the constraints of site, topography, and climate. The alternative to this garden of inclusion lies in the landscapes of reduction and compression, for example the dry gardens of Japan. These might be termed austere gardens. The word ÔÇťaustere,

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