Minnesota's Arboretum featured in Japanese gardens book

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GOLDEN VALLY, Minn. - Kendall Brown, author of Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America, joined KARE 11 News to talk more about his extraordinary look at some of the most beautiful and serene gardens of the United States and Canada.

Most Japanese garden books look to the gardens of Japan. Quiet Beauty explores the treasure trove of Japanese gardens located in North America. Featuring an intimate look at twenty-six gardens, with numerous stunning color photographs of each, that detail their style, history, and special functions, this book explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping.

Brown's book includes a section on the Arboretum's Japanese garden. Brown presents their styles, stories and status as living markers of American attitudes toward Japan through history.

He is a professor of Asian Art history at California State University in Long Beach, Calif. The book also features photos by David M. Cobb.

Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America can be found in bookstores everywhere.

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