A Quote by Elizabeth Barber on design, garden, inclusion, meaning, reflection, traditions, and value

The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value.

Elizabeth Barber

Source: The Shiga Project: The Japanese Garden

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