The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Preface.


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The introduction of modern heliographic plates, side by side with such quaint and idealistic draughtsmanship would have proved inappropriate and misleading, especially as the existing gardens reproduced by the camera are but imperfect and fragmentary examples of a craft comparatively neglected in recent days. At the same time, the illustration in a separate form of some of the best compositions remaining, by the most scientific means available, presented itself as a fitting and desirable addition to the analytical work.