Gardens of Gravel and Sand

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About Gardens of Gravel and Sand

Gardens of Gravel and Sand is written by Leonard Koren.

A simple and provocative book offering a revisionist photo-essay on the ever-popular Japanese "dry landscape" or "rock" gardens. Not Zen, possibly art, more like "meta-gardens," gravel and sand compositions reject nature, yet are made of omnipresent natural dust. Quick to crumble, they are defiantly maintained by priest/rakers.

Credited with philosophical profundity, their origins are murky, their meanings uncertain but immediate. Koren deliberately ignores "celebrity" rocks, moss, and foliage to demystify and explore a most peculiar human enterprise. Beautifully illustrated with duotone photographs of gravel and sand gardens in Kyoto.

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  • Publisher: STONE BRIDGE PRESS
  • Media: Specialty Books and Magazines
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Age Rating: 7+
  • Release Date: 11/7/2016
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5

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