• Le jardin japonais

    Sophie Walker

    • Phaidon
    • 2 November 2017

    Cette étude très complète de l'art du jardin japonais prend en compte plus de 800 ans d'histoire de ce genre. Écrivaine et paysagiste, Sophie Walker apporte un éclairage nouveau, grâce à un ensemble de textes et à la présentation de plus de 100 jardins, allant de ceux des anciens sanctuaires shinto aux jardins zen contemporains, en passant par les jardins impériaux. Des artistes, des architectes et d'autres spécialistes de premier plan livrent également leurs points de vue.

    Une étude exhaustive du jardin japonais, de ses principes et de la philosophie qui en a inspiré la conception.
    - Explore l'infl uence qu'a toujours exercée le jardin japonais, ainsi que les éléments clés de sa conception, tels le chemin, les notions esthétiques de wabi sabi et de mitate, le bouddhisme zen et la poésie des plantes.
    - Un ouvrage illustré de photographies récentes et d'images inédites de créateurs renommés, tels Yves Klein, Isamu Nobuchi et Dan Pearson.
    - Des textes d'artistes, d'architectes et d'essayistes importants donnant une vision nouvelle du jardin japonais et de son infl uence.
    - La présence d'un appendice de plantes japonaises illustré.

  • When Sophie Walker's daughter Grace was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, her world unravelled. Her high-powered job was in disarray, she couldn't sleep, often woke in tears and felt hopeless and useless in her role as a mother.
    One day she realised she hadn't done any exercise for months - neglecting her physical health as well as her mental wellbeing. Previously a keen runner, she set herself the challenge of running the London Marathon to raise awareness of Asperger Syndrome and make herself physically strong enough to support her daughter.
    Invigorated by the physical challenge she had set herself, Sophie began a blog - 'Grace Under Pressure' - writing about both day-to-day life raising Grace alongside training for the marathon. The combination caught the imagination of readers and the blog took off, garnering praise from a wide range of sources.
    Now transformed into a book, Grace Under Pressure is a moving story that charts the highs and lows of raising a child with Asperger Syndrome and the physical challenge of training for a long-distance running event.

  • La collection : « Mes p'tits albums » est une collection incontournable dans laquelle chaque album est une oeuvre originale et aborde un thème important pour les petits (devenir grand, autonome, avoir confiance en soi, avoir un petit frère, etc.).
    Le livre : Sami le ouistiti est le plus riche habitant de la forêt amazonienne, où il tient une grande fabrique de chewing-gums. Mais un jour, la pâte à mâcher se répand dans toute la forêt... C'est drôle, on peut faire des bulles ! Oui mais, tout le monde n'est pas de cet avis...

  • Anglais The Japanese garden

    Walker Sophie

    The most comprehensive exploration of the art of the Japanese garden published to date, this book covers more than eight centuries of the history of this important genre. Author and garden designer Sophie Walker brings fresh insight to this subject, exploring the Japanese garden in detail through a series of essays and with 100 featured gardens, ranging from ancient Shinto shrines to imperial gardens and contemporary Zen designs. Leading artists, architects, and other cultural practitioners offer personal perspectives in newly commissioned essays.
    - In 2014 Sophie Walker became the youngest woman to design a garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Having studied art history, Sophie later qualified in horticulture, plant science, and garden design. Based in London, she practises globally.
    /> In addition to designing gardens, Sophie lectures on conceptual design, the Japanese garden, planting, and the garden environment.
    Key Selling Points - Both a comprehensive survey of the Japanese garden and a unique exploration of its design principles and philosophy - Explores the enduring impact of the Japanese garden, as well as key subjects relating to its design, such as the use of elements including the path, aesthetic concepts such as wabi sabi and mitate, Zen Buddhism, and the poetry of plants - Illustrated with contemporary photographs and never-before-published imagery by key figures such as Yves Klein, Isamu Noguchi, and Dan Pearson - Features new essays by leading artists, architects, and thinkers, offering fresh perspectives on the influence of the Japanese garden - Includes an illustrated appendix of Japanese plants

  • The ultimate story of sensual transformation from the meek to the wantonSad, sultry Helen flies between London, Paris and the Caribbean chasing whatever physical pleasures she can get to tear her mind from a deep, deep loss. Her glamorous life-style and charged sensual escapades belie a widow's grief. When she meets handsome, rich Jeffrey she is shocked and yet intrigued by his masterful, domineering behaviour. Soon, Helen is forced to confront the forbidden desires hiding within herself - and forced to undergo a startling metamorphosis from a meek and modest lady into a bristling, voracious wanton.

  • Billy is very rich. He owns twelve sport cars and even a helicopter! That's why he's called Prince of the Amazonia. But Billy is also the king of chewing gum with his very successful factory . . . until the day he decides to try a new flavor and creates an explosion. Will he find a solution to help his friends?

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