Zen Landscapes: Perspectives on Japanese Gardens and Ceramics

Author: 
Allen S. Weiss
Publisher: 
Reaktion Books
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-1-780-23190-7

Cloth, 256 pp., $49.00.

In this thoughtful work, Allen Weiss examines closely the relationship of elements found in a Japanese Zen garden. An educator in the field of performing studies, Weiss is particularly sensitive to the role of different objects and features, creating what he calls a Gesamtkunstwerk, a "web of correspondences." Most importantly, Weiss's "Manifesto for the Future of Landscape" provides a context for this work. Excellent photographs of various features of Zen gardens illustrate the pages, and amplify its tenets.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
15
Number: 
6