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The Flowers And Gardens Of Japan

Florence Du Cane

"The Flowers and Gardens of Japan" with the aid of Florence Du Cane is a captivating exploration of Japan's rich botanical heritage and its profound have an effect on on Japanese subculture. Through vivid descriptions and lovely illustrations, Du Cane takes readers on a adventure through the captivating global of Japanese gardens, showcasing the super beauty of its flora. The book delves into the importance of flowers in Japanese artwork, literature, and regular existence, providing insights into the deep religious connection between the Japanese people and nature. Du Cane highlights iconic Japanese vegetation which includes cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums, and irises, revealing the symbolic meanings attributed to every bloom. In addition to exploring traditional lawn designs, the book additionally examines the position of gardens in Japanese society, from tranquil temple gardens to meticulously manicured imperial gardens. Du Cane's meticulous attention to element and heartfelt appreciation for Japanese horticulture make "The Flowers and Gardens of Japan" a useful resource for anybody interested in the intersection of nature, tradition, and aesthetics in Japan.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 138
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.32in - 0.40lb
  • EAN: 9789361429316
  • Categories: GeneralEssays & TraveloguesLife Sciences - Horticulture

About the Author

Du Cane, Florence: - Ella Du Cane (1874-1943) was a British artist best known for her watercolors of landscapes and exotic locations. Ella Mary Du Cane was the third and youngest daughter of Sir Charles Du Cane, a politician and colonial administrator, and his wife, Georgiana Susan Copley. She was the great-granddaughter of artist John Singleton Copley via her mother. She was born in Hobart, Tasmania, during the final year of her father's five-year time as Governor of Tasmania, just before the family returned to their country house at Braxted Park, Essex. Charles was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in Essex, where he also served as Chairman of the Board of Customs. Her sister, Florence, was born in 1869. Ella Du Cane rose to artistic prominence in 1893, when she participated in an exhibition of the elite New Society of Painters in Water Colours. Queen Victoria took a special interest in Du Cane's work, purchasing 26 pieces between December 1895 and August 1898. With success came opportunities to travel. A 1902 exhibition of watercolor drawings from the West Indies was followed by a 1904 display of Japanese paintings. In 1905, A & C Black commissioned Du Cane to illustrate The Italian Lakes (1905), which was described by Richard Bagot. The corporation also utilized numerous of her Japan photographs in John Finnemore's book.