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Karesansui and the “inelectable and illuminative thread”
Allen Weiss' Manifesto for the Future of Landscape 1. The Garden is a symbolic form and contains other symbolic forms. 2. The garden is a synaesthetic matrix. 3. The garden is a Gesamtkunstwerk, a web of correspondences, a site that should encompass all the arts. Consequently, every garden must be continuously reinvented as scene for contemporary activities. 4. The garden is simultaneously a hermetic space and an object in the world ... thus open to the 'informality' of nature. 5. The garden is a paradox, necessitating that complexity and contradiction should not be avoided... 6. The Garden is a narrative, a transformer of narratives and generator of narratives ... tales and symbols are an integral part of gardens. 7. The garden is a memory theater ... which must bear vestiges of its sedimented history... 8. The unpeopled garden is either an abstraction or a ruin. 9. THe garden is hyperbolically ephemeral structure. Anachronism is of the essence ...