The Lure of the Japanese Garden
By Alison Main & Newell Platten - Introduction by Julie Moir Messervy
WW Norton & Company, Inc.
The Lure of the Japanese Garden takes you on a tour of 120 gardens across Japan, covering a broader geographical spread than any other current book in English. Along the way, Alison Main and Newell Platten describe not only the gardens’ physical aspects but also the historic, symbolic, religious and meditative meanings, purposes and allusions embodied in them.