Not Held at Japan Society – ZEN & THE JAPANESE GARDEN AESTHETIC
The Garden Conservancy presents
ZEN & THE JAPANESE GARDEN AESTHETIC:An Evening with Stephen Morrell
Hosted by The New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, New York City
For more than a century, American artists, gardeners and landscape designers have been inspired by the beauty, simplicity and underlying philosophy of Japanese gardens. The aesthetic characteristics that inform these gardens can be traced back to monasteries in Japan where they have evolved for hundreds of years in the arts of Zen. Monastic and lay practitioners commonly employed poetry, landscape painting, and gardening to cultivate a rapport with nature and extend their spiritual practice. Art practice in Zen is an important tool for expressing what cannot be conveyed in words. This presentation will focus on the influence of Zen in the development of the Japanese tradition. Stephen will explore the aesthetic characteristics and design dynamics that inform the Zen garden and reveal its underlying spiritual foundation.
Fee, limited seating:
$20, Garden Conservancy members
$25, General admission
For more information, please visit http://www.gardenconservancy.org/ZenAesthetic.htm.
- Wednesday, April 20, 2005
- 6:00 pm