Modernizing the Japanese Garden
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Mirei Shigemori by Christian Tschumi
Book DescriptionMirei Shigemori (1896-1975), a historian trained in painting and ikebana, is increasingly admired for his contemporary Japanese garden designs. Believing the garden had fallen into cliche, Shigemori applied modernist shapes, colors and materials to create stunning avant-garde works that also celebrated the ancient Japanese gods and rituals. This book explores 10 major Shigemori works-from the checkerboard garden of Tofukuji (1939) and the "Hidden Christian" dry landscape at Zuiho-in (1961) to the masterful stone settings at Matsuo Taisha (1975)-using design/cultural analysis, garden plans and photographs. Christian Tschumi is a landscape architect with degrees from Harvard and Kyoto. Markuz Wernli is a designer and photographer in Kyoto.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781880656945
(221mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Stone Bridge Press
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Christian Tschumi
Christian Tschumi is a practicing landscape architect with advanced degrees from Harvard and Kyoto University, including a Ph.D. in the history of the Japanese garden. Markuz Wernli, an interdisciplinary designer and photographer based in Kyoto and san francisco, is fascinated by the dialectic of humans and their environment.
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