The Japanese Garden: Gateway to the Human Spirit (Asian Thought and Culture, Vol. 56)
Features and Announcements
JGarden Newsletter--Volume 1, Number 7
Last Updated: 12/30/2001
Welcome to the seventh JGarden.org Newsletter. There are lots of new gardens this month
as well as a new look to the site. Read on.....
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- GARDENS of the MONTH
- PHOTO CONTRIBUTIONS
- JGARDEN NEWS
- Kyoto Gardens CD-ROM
- UC Davis Summer Workshop Announced
- JGarden Redesign
- NEW and UPDATED GARDENS
GARDENS of the MONTH:
This is the seventh in the series of photos of North
American gardens. This month's gardens are David Lam Botanical Garden
Nitobe Gardens (http://www.jgarden.org/gardens.asp?ID=214)
, both at University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Kyoto Photos from a JGarden visitor
Alan Tarver, a Philadelphia architect, has contributed his scans of his almost 100
slides of several Kyoto gardens taken earlier this year. There are many gardens in his
collection, but a few highlights include:
Sento Gosho, and
Kyoto Gardens: A Virtual Stroll through Zen Landscapes - Ian Shortreed and
Jim Fitzsimmons and the folks at Mercury Software have released a
second edition of this popular CD-ROM on the gardens of Japan.
This includes Quicktime VR 'walk-throughs' of a number of the
prominent Kyoto Gardens as well as essays by notable garden scholars.
Read more about
it at http://www.jgarden.org/features.asp?ID=40
Summer Workshop: The University of California, Davis Program in Landscape Architecture has
announced a Japanese Garden Workshop entitled "Japanese Garden,
Culture and Tradition" to be held in Kyoto, Japan in Summer 2002
Monday, August 19 - Friday, September 13.
Read more about
it at http://www.jgarden.org/features.asp?ID=45
JGarden Redesign: The JGarden site has got a new look. About 18 months, I
re-design the site, giving it a face-lift and adding a few new features each time.
This ones been in the works for the past six months and isn't entirely complete yet,
but some of the new changes include what (I hope) will be easier navigation,
a new index of How-To articles on the web,
a "What's New" section and some much better maps of where
gardens are around the world. I'm most excited about this last feature as maps and
spatial analysis are my day job, but it's taken a great deal and it's also the one
part that's not done yet. So maybe by the next newsletter....
NEW GARDENS at JGarden:
Melbourne Zoo, AUSTRALIA, (http://www.jgarden.org/gardens.asp?ID=532)
Hammerum Den Japanske