Rock gardens

Stone, Rock & Gravel: Natural Features for Modern Gardens

Author: 
Kathryn Bradley-Hole
Publisher: 
Cassell
Publication Date: 
2001
ISBN: 
1-841-88118-x

paper, 160 p., $19.95

Kathryn Bradley-Hole's book is a superb guide for those who want to construct gardens incorporating stone and other rocky materials in natural harmony with plants. This book is full of beautiful color photographs and is enhanced with detailed instructional drawings and extensive plant lists in easy-to-read sidebars.

Volume: 
3
Number: 
6

Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden

Author: 
François Berthier
Publisher: 
Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2000
ISBN: 
0-226-04411-4

cloth, 166 p., $20

This excellent little book is an eye-opening and rich explanation of Japanese gardens, with special emphasis on their delightful dry landscapes of stone, gravel and rocks. Anyone with a modest curiosity about this type of landscaping, which has invaded interiors in miniature, will find much here to explain the history and philosophy of these highly meditative spaces.

Volume: 
3
Number: 
3
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