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The Modern Japanese Garden

Toshio Watanabe

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the modern Japanese garden to show how the meaning and significance of a garden could change with time and with different observers. The discussion is restricted to examples ... More


Moral‐Aesthetic Judgments of Artifacts

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Our aesthetic judgments in everyday life are often intertwined with moral judgments, such as personal appearance, condition of one's possessions, and environmental eyesores. We also make ... More


Japanese Gardens: The Art of Improving Nature

Yuriko Saitō

in Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456320
eISBN:
9780190456351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In Japan, as in the west, gardens represent an idealized form of nature in which human beings reshape the natural world according to specific aesthetic paradigms. Unlike Western formal gardens, which ... More


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