Cloth, 336 pp., $62.95
In this book, Tom Turner presents a fascinating history of Asian gardens. In this work, we are introduced to an incredible range of landscapes and gardens found throughout Asia. The first three parts of the book provide chronological accounts of the development of gardens in west, south, and east Asia. Parts four through six present the sacred Hindu gardens in Asia as well as Buddhist gardens in Sri Lanka, southeast Asia, China, and Japan. Very different gardens appear in a final section on abstract and modern gardens in Asia.