choushizenshugi 超自然主義
KEY WORD : architecture / gardens
Lit. hyper-naturalism. The idea of basing a garden, or a single element in it, on nature, but exaggerating the natural appearance to create an artistic effect. At the micro level hyper-naturalism refers to the use of one natural element to suggest a different element, such as employing a cut-hedge *karikomi 刈込 to suggest a mountain. At the macro level choushizenshugi suggests the perfection of nature in which the artistic recreation of nature in the garden surpasses nature itself. Thus, the garden, because of its exaggerated or artificial quality, presents the purest of the principles of nature and the ultimate natural beauty.


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