Pleasure Garden Issue 06

by Pleasure Garden

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A Japanese Dream finds us exploring our subconscious travels and interpretations of the Land of the Rising Sun. Our Icon Isamu Noguchi is a man who represents much of the dialogue between Japan and the West through the twentieth century. Within his work we find an inspired merging of cultures - Hiromi Matsugi looks deeper into this in Beyond Borders. We also look into the playful side of Noguchi’s work in The Landscape of Play with words by Vincent Romagny and Moerenuma Park in Hokkaido photographed by Sebastian Sabal-Bruce. Oliva Meehan looks at the opening up of Japan in the late nineteenth century in Some Japanese Flowers and Trees for the imagination and Anne Koval also reflects on the Japonisme influencing the artist Whistler’s work in Nocturne...

 

Taking inspiration from the pleasure gardens of 18th century London this magazine engages its public with an array of attractions – ranging from the past to the present, the sedate to the salacious. Here we step away from the practicalities of the garden instead placing it within a wider cultural context. The pleasure garden was always a place to escape to - a fantasy in a garden, filled with art, music, fashion, society and sex. It is this mix that we transport to the printed pages of Pleasure Garden.