Japanese Garden and Landscapes 1650-1950

The Japanese garden and its landscape pose an interesting case: easy to study because the territory is confined and fruitful to study because it is rich in brainwork. Until rather recently at least, work advanced uninterrupted by war or foreign occupation and more than once thinking was intensified by the frequent natural disasters that hit Japan. The naturalism that one may find in Japanese gardens shows how to tie place-making to sound ecology
– in other words, how to tie constructs of the mind to the technical constructs of soil, water, and plants. The sustainable management of such a naturalistic environment can be enjoyed as something with aesthetic value, but it also contributes to the sustainability of civilization as a whole.

Series: Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture

Hardcover: 384 pages

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (June 16, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0812244745

ISBN-13: 978-0812244748

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Transforming with Water - IFLA 2008

Proceedings of the 45th World Congress of the
International Federation of Landscape Architects

Edited by Wybe Kuitert

… provide a wide and comprehensive range of thoughts and experiences on a highly timely theme, with contributions from all over the world …


… van bondige samenvattingen tot uitgebreide en diepgaande artikelen geeft deze proceedings een inzicht van de state of the art … voor wie niet aanwezig kon zijn een manier om toch een graantje mee te pikken van alle gedeelde kennis.

… from concise summaries to comprehensive and profound papers these proceedings give an insight in the state of the art … for those who could not participate, a way to get a slice of the pie of all knowledge shared.
(Miranda Schut in Topos)

Paperback: 312 pages

Publisher: Techne Press; None edition (November 30, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9085940214

ISBN-13: 978-9085940210

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Themes in the history of Japanese garden art

From the Reviews of this book:

… The best English-language treatment of Japanese garden history available.
… The index and bibliography (both J & E) are excellent and Wybe gives a very extensive glossary including kanji/kana.

… the most thorough and scholarly book on the history of Japanese gardens to have appeared in English …
… Internet users searching for “Japanese Gardens" at Amazon.com will discover 244 entries. Among all these books, Wybe Kuitert’s emerges as the most useful to a serious student of Japanese garden history …
(Prof. Grootenhuis, Berkeley, Journal of Japanese Studies)

… Kuitert’s book is an essential edition to any library, private or public, that gives serious consideration to Japanese gardens …
(Marc Peter Keane, Cornell, the Journal of Asian Studies)

… the appearance of this work is certainly a landmark event in the Western literature on Japanese gardens …
(Walter Edwards, Tenri, Monumenta Nipponica)

Hardcover: 283 pages

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr (June 1, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0824823125

ISBN-13: 978-0824823122

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches

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Japanese Flowering Cherries

From the Reviews of this book:

… This book is much more than a mere survey of the species and cultivars to be found in cultivation. Comments on the native species, their habitats and and natural communities are followed by a detailed and fascinating historical review of the cherry-viewing culture of Japan … This is an impressive book, highly recommended, which will surely help clear up many problems of nomenclature and identification in the trade in the West. It will prove invaluable to any keen gardener or nurseryman specialising in these plants, as well as to those wishing to learn more about them …
(Brent Elliott, Curtis’s Botanical Magazine)

… a scholarly yet delightful treatise … this book is so complete that no additional exploration of the flowering cherries of Japan will be required in the foreseeable future …
(John L. Creech, Gardens Illustrated)

…The treatise is exhaustive in its content, extending far beyond the Japanese flowering cherries. The nicely written text is greatly aided by more than 100 magnificent colour photographs along with 29 fascinating colour illustrations. It is simply a splendid volume that I am glad to have on my shelf and I know I will consult it frequently. Highly recommended book of the well-told Japanese flowering cherry tale …
(Dr Jaroslav Durkovic, Journal of Forest Science)

… I found this book fascinating and easy to read, and, like all good books on its subject, it made me want to plant more different cherries …
(Martyn Rix, International Dendrology Society Year Book)

… Whether you are a historian, botanist, taxonomist or garden enthusiast, this book on Japanese flowering cherries would be a valuable addition to your home library. The author writes with the intrigue of a novel, while providing a textbook of lore and wisdom …
(Kathleen Day, International Examiner)

  • Hardcover: 395 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881924687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881924688

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Hovenierskunst in Palmet en Pauwstaart

Kuitert W, Freriks J

Uit de pers:

… Meesterlijke handleiding voor werkers in moes- en fruittuinen … met deze duidelijke handleiding bekruipt je de lust direkt te beginnen … Een compleet en handzaam standaardwerk…
(Klaas T. Noorhuis in Trouw)

… Het boek kreeg een eervolle vermelding als ‘best verzorgde boek van het jaar’…
(L.V. in Blauwe Kamer)

… Een uitgave als een goudmijn voor elkeen die als Koning met de Zon als bondgenoot en de kunst van het snoeien zijn leven en streven met de schoonheid van de rijke natuur snoert …
(G.S. in Tijdschrift voor Volkskunde, Oostvlaanderen)

… In 1994 zag het boek ‘Hovenierskunst in palmet en pauwenstaart’ het licht … een keerpunt in de aandacht voor de praktische tuinkunst op buitenplaatsen ….
(Vergeten groenten, web)

… Door de vele prachtige oude houtsnedes en gravures en de manier van schrijven is dit boek onmisbaar als lees- en als handboek voor elke pomoloog. Dit handboek is een klassieker. Sterk aanbevolen! …

… een historisch standaardwerk dat velen ter hand nemen en gebruiken ….
(Liesbeth Missel, Tuinjournaal)

De Hef, Rotterdam; Nationale Plantentuin van België, Meise (1994)

ISBN 9789069060170

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Themes, Scenes, and Taste in the History of Japanese Garden Art

Leiden University Japonica Neerlandica Vol. 3

Gieben Publishers, Amsterdam (1988)

ISBN 90-5063-021-9