Visionary Landscapes

Featuring the work of Shin Abe, ZEN Associates

Visionary Landscapes written by Kendall Brown, examines the work of five leading landscape architects in North America who are exploring the extraordinary power of Japanese garden design to promote personal and social well-being. The Founder and Principal of ZEN Associates, Shin Abe was highlighted as one of the five contemporary masters of Japanese Garden Design in North America.

Visionary Landscapes focuses on recently created gardens to suggest how the art form is evolving and to understand how Japanese garden design principles are being adapted today to suit the needs of people living outside Japan. Several gardens designed by Mr. Abe are featured in the book with detailed descriptions and beautiful color photos.  Also included are essays on the designers and their unique paths, and mini-essays by them about the gardens in Japan which have inspired them.  Mr. Abe’s work which is highlighted includes The United Nation’,s Peace Bell Courtyard, a garden path at a private residence, a restorative garden at a private residence, and his dramatic design at the United  States Headquarters of Education First in Cambridge, MA.
Visionary Landscapes is available at and select bookstores.

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