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Shisendo - Hall of the Poetry Immortals

(Item: BOOK6519)


Hall of the Poetry Immortals

J. Thomas Rimer - Jonathan Chaves - Stephen Addiss - Hiroyuki Suzuki

Stated First Edition

Pictorial Trade Paperbound

Book Description: Weatherhill, New York, 1991

Book Condition: Very Good/Lightly Bumped/Rubbed

Edges Lightly Bumped/Lightly Soiled

Photographic Illustrations Section at Rear

16 Full Color & 65 Monochrome

Small Quarto

214 Pages

 "Shisendo is an elegant hermit's retreat in Kyoto designed & built by the great poet Ishikawa Jozan (1583-1672). Renowned as one of Kyoto's loveliest & most intimate gardens, it has the tranquility & sad, soft beauty that was the aesthetic ideal of Jozan & his time. This unique book is an exciting collaboration among scholars of Jozan's poetry, his calligraphy, & his design prowess. In addition, it includes a richly imagined biography of Jozan, a detailed description of his garden & the architectural features of his retreat, & a new translation of Schuichi Kato's intriguing short story about Jozan.

Price: $30.00

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