In The Garden Of The Three Islands

Author: Maria Luisa B. Aguilar- Cariño
Publisher: Moyer Bell Ltd
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In The Garden Of The Three Islands. The poems in this collection explore the past, present and future of the city of Baguio in the Philippines. As the author writes in her preface, "The older generation ... speak(s) of the rich heritage of folklore and tradition, of the pains of dislocation, and of their uniquely individual memories. All this and the desire to pass on to my children some of these memories (including my own) have occasioned the writing of these poems."

Songs Of Three Islands

Author: Millicent Monks
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 190751869X
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Songs Of Three Islands. Songs of three islands is a stunning memoir about the astounding Carnegie family's struggle with mental illness combined with a beautifully evoked meditation on motherhood and madness. In describing five generations of mental instability in the female line of her family Millicent Monks attempts to bring mental illness out of the shadows and comfort those who are suffering from thoughts and feelings they don’t always understand. In her own words “People, they say, are divided into two kinds: those who have known inescapable sorrow and those who have not. Because sorrow cannot be changed, one’s lifestyle and feelings must be changed to accommodate it.” This heartfelt account highlights the struggle and frustration felt as you watch those you love being destroyed by mental illness. It's easy to presume that having riches beyond your wildest dreams automatically means you have it all, but being blighted by mental illness is something many families, rich and poor alike, struggle to come to terms with. This memoir will not only leave the reader feeling positive and enlightened, but filled with enormous admiration for and gratitude towards Millicent Monks for sharing this unique story about her legendary family. This frank account highlights her own personal struggle and determination to survive against many odds.

A Jesuit Garden In Beijing And Early Modern Chinese Culture

Author: Hui Zou
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557535833
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A Jesuit Garden In Beijing And Early Modern Chinese Culture. In this volume, Hui Zou analyzes historical, architectural, visual, literary, and philosophical perspectives on the Western-styled garden that formed part of the great Yuanming Yuan complex in Beijing, constructed during the Qing dynasty. Designed and built in the late eighteenth century by Italian and French Jesuits, the garden described in this book was a wonderland of multistoried buildings, fountains, labyrinths, and geometrical hills. It even included an open-air theater. Through detailed examination of historical literature and representations, Zou analyzes the ways in which the Jesuits accommodated their design within the Chinese cultural context. He shows how an especially important element of their approach was the application of a linear perspective the "line-method"-to create the jing, the Chinese concept of the bounded bright view of a garden scene. Hui Zou's book demonstrates how Jesuit metaphysics fused with Chinese cosmology and broadens our understanding of cultural and religious encounters in early Chinese modernity. It presents an intriguing reflection on the interaction between Western metaphysics and the poetical tradition of Chinese culture. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students in a variety of fields, including literature, philosophy, architecture, landscape and urban studies, and East-West comparative cultural studies.

Quiet Beauty

Author: Kendall H. Brown
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462911862
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Quiet Beauty. *Gold Medal winner in the 2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Home & Garden* "Just flipping through the pages of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America will instantly lower your blood pressure."—The New York Times Book Review Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America is an extraordinary look at the most beautiful and serene gardens of the United States and Canada. Most Japanese garden books look to the gardens of Japan. Quiet Beauty explores the treasure trove of Japanese gardens located in North America. Featuring an intimate look at twenty-six gardens, with numerous stunning color photographs of each, that detail their style, history, and special functions, this book explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping. Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for almost 150 years. Quiet Beauty is a thought provoking look at the history of their introduction to the world of North American gardening and how this aspect of Japanese culture has taken root and flourished. Japanese gardens include: Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California Nitobe Memorial Garden, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Texas Garden of the Pine Winds, Denver Botanic Gardena, Colorado Japanese Garden, Montreal Botanical Garden, Quebec Tenshin'en (The Garden of the Heart of Heaven), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Roji'en (Garden of Drops of Dew), The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Japanese Gardens, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Margaret T. Hance Park, Arizona Garden of the Pine Wind, Garvan Woodland Garden, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Mirei Shigemori Rebel In The Garden

Author: Christian Tschumi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034609426
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Mirei Shigemori Rebel In The Garden. The first profound depiction of the great reformer of Japanese garden design in the twentieth century Mirei Shigemori decisively shaped the development of Japanese landscape architecture in the twentieth century. He founded the Kyoto Garden Society in 1932 and published the 26-volume Illustrated Book on the History of the Japanese Garden in 1938. One year later he designed his own first masterwork, the garden of the main hall of Tôfuku-ji Temple. Between then and his death in 1975, he went on to design 240 gardens throughout Japan. Among the most famous are the Tenrai-an tea garden (1969) and the Matsuo Taisha garden (1975). All of his gardens are distinguished by the fact that they honor tradition while at the same time – through their openness to Western modernity – they free themselves from its weight and develop a language of their own. The first part of the book will deal with Shigemori’s life and influences, including his interest in ikebana and tea ceremonies. The second part will offer detailed presentations of some seventeen different gardens. Mirei Shigemori prägte maßgeblich die Entwicklung der japanischen Landschaftsarchitektur im 20. Jahrhundert. Seit den 1920er Jahren tätig, gründete er 1932 die Kyotoer Gartengesellschaft und publizierte 1938 das 26-bändige Werk Illustrated Book on the History of the Japanese Garden. Ein Jahr später entwarf er sein erstes eigenes Meisterwerk, den Garten bei der Haupthalle des Tôfuku-ji Tempels. Von da an gestaltete er 240 Gärten in ganz Japan bis zu seinem Tod 1975; zu den berühmtesten gehören der Teegarten Tenrai-an (1969) und der Matsuo Taisha-Garten (1975). Kennzeichen seiner Gärten ist, dass sie die Tradition ehren und sich zugleich – in der Öffnung gegenüber den Einflüssen der westlichen Moderne – von dem Althergebrachten durch eine eigene Sprache lösen. Der erste Teil des Buches wird sich mit dem Leben Shigemoris und den Einflüssen auf sein Werk auseinandersetzen. Dabei wird auch seine Auseinandersetzung mit Ikebana und Teezeremonien eine Rolle spielen. Der zweite Teil wird etwa 17 Gärten ausführlich darstellen.

Exploring North Manitou South Manitou High And Garden Islands Of The Lake Michigan Archipelago

Author: Robert H. Ruchhoft
Publisher: Pucelle Pr
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Exploring North Manitou South Manitou High And Garden Islands Of The Lake Michigan Archipelago. For those who are looking to get-away-from-it-all camping & hiking summer vacation on four uninhabited Lake Michigan Islands, this book describes a delightful mixture of hikes along secluded beaches, through semi-wilderness forest, & sites of abandoned farms & ghost towns. North Manitou & South Manitou are part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore while High & Garden Islands are administered by Michigan's Department of Natural Resources. Histories of the islands are included. Three of the four islands once had small towns & were farmed by nineteenth-century German & Scandanavian immigrants. One was the site of an early twentieth-century communal religious colony where the sexes lived separately. Another is rich in Indian lore with over 2,000 Indians buried there. Today, except for a few historic buildings & ranger residences, the islands are rapidly returning to wilderness.Included are detailed trail maps for each island & 230 photographs divided between historical prints & contemporary pictures. Trail information includes trail length, hiking time, points of interest along or near the trails. Also included are suggestions on what to bring, the best times to visit, how to get to each island & suggested hiking itineraries.

The Lure Of The Japanese Garden

Author: Alison Main
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862545618
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The Lure Of The Japanese Garden. This is a personal introduction to over 100 gardens throughout Japan, with notes on history, access and a glossary of terms. It is a general introduction to garden culture, from its historical background to its spiritual and design bases, and so offers an entry to further appreciation while also acting as an introduction to wider Japanese culture. A large number and variety of gardens are covered in this book, with a broad geographical range stretching throughout the whole of Japan. Hundreds of photographs show the gardens as they appear to ordinary travellers.

Im Licht Der Sterne

Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 364109917X
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Im Licht Der Sterne. Als Nell Channing die Insel der drei Schwestern das erste Mal betritt, verspürt sie nach langer Zeit endlich wieder Frieden und Geborgenheit. Doch ihre wahre Identität muss weiterhin verborgen bleiben. Unter falschem Namen beginnt sie, im Café von Mia Devlin zu arbeiten, in der sie eine treue Freundin findet. Und auch der Sheriff der Insel – Zack Todd – kann sich der charmanten jungen Frau kaum entziehen. Aber dann holt Nells Vergangenheit sie schließlich doch ein ...

Literature And The Renaissance Garden From Elizabeth I To Charles Ii

Author: Amy L. Tigner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317104358
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Literature And The Renaissance Garden From Elizabeth I To Charles Ii. Spanning the period from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's restoration, this study argues the garden is a primary site evincing a progressive narrative of change, a narrative that looks to the Edenic as obtainable ideal in court politics, economic prosperity, and national identity in early modern England. In the first part of the study, Amy L. Tigner traces the conceptual forms that the paradise imaginary takes in works by Gascoigne, Spenser, and Shakespeare, all of whom depict the garden as a space in which to imagine the national body of England and the gendered body of the monarch. In the concluding chapters, she discusses the function of gardens in the literary works by Jonson, an anonymous masque playwright, and Milton, the herbals of John Gerard and John Parkinson, and the tract writing of Ralph Austen, Lawrence Beal, and Walter Blithe. In these texts, the paradise imaginary is less about the body politic of the monarch and more about colonial pursuits and pressing environmental issues. As Tigner identifies, during this period literary representations of gardens become potent discursive models that both inspire constructions of their aesthetic principles and reflect innovations in horticulture and garden technology. Further, the development of the botanical garden ushers in a new world of science and exploration. With the importation of a new world of plants, the garden emerges as a locus of scientific study: hybridization, medical investigation, and the proliferation of new ornamentals and aliments. In this way, the garden functions as a means to understand and possess the rapidly expanding globe.