Excellent summation of the aesthetics, structure, influences including religious of Japanese gardens.
Well presented intro to princilpes, objects, mindset behind the gardens. Great accompanying photos to illustrate them. Good speaking voice of presentor.
Dr. Campbell provides a thoughtful, well-organized and detailed description of how Japanese gardens are constructed and how to view them. Even if you've been to Kyoto you'll learn a lot, with beautiful pictures to boot.
Gavin Campbell's presentations are always highly engaging, professional and thoroughly enjoyable. This seminar on Kyoto gardens was no different. The quality and structure of the materials, together with his extensive knowledge, provide a great insight into 'reading' Japanese gardens.
Dr. Campbell's virtual tour of Kyoto gardens was well-presented and informative. Since I don't expect to go in person, I was glad to learn about Japanese gardens and see the ones he chose.