MOTOMI OGUCHI was born in 1947. Since he began his career as a garden designer, he has created about 400 Japanese gardens for homes, temples, and public buildings including the Schloss Schoenbrunn in Vienna and his current project, the Shizen-An spa/retreat on the north fork of Long Island, NY. His co-author, JOSEPH CALI, wrote The New Zen Garden published by Kodansha International.
"With precise instructions and illustrations for building typical
elements such as bamboo fences and stone bridges, the book gives
Americans all the information they need to create authentic
Japanese gardens." -Publisher's Weekly
"This is probably the best ... garden book to be published in English in the past half decade. ... this book deserves an 'A' grade...." -Journal of Japanese Gardening
"This book is loaded with design ideas for East and West." -Washington Post
"Just leafing through the photographs is enough to make you feel at peace!" -My Home