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Main Title: Hearing a shakkei: The semiotics of the audible in a Japanese stroll garden
Author(s): Fowler, Michael
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Though there has been some interest in the semiotics of Japanese gardens (Casalis 1983; van Tonder and Lyons 2005) as pure visual articulations of landscape elements, attention to what Schafer (1977) and Truax (2001) identify as a garden's soundscape has been lacking. This paper investigates the gardening technique of shakkei (borrowed scenery) in the Tokyo garden Kyu Furukawa Teien. Utilizing the terminology of Schafer and Truax, I construct a Greimas square to interrogate the semiotic function of the shakkei in light of traditional Japanese uses of Chinese geomancy, and to further investigate the garden's synthesis of landscape and soundscape elements.
Issue Date: 2013
Date Available: 30-Nov-2017
DDC Class: 400 Sprache
410 Linguistik
Subject(s): Japanese garden
soundscape studies
semiotic square
Journal Title: Semiotica
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publisher Place: Berlin [u.a.]
Volume: 2013
Issue: 197
Publisher DOI: 10.1515/sem-2013-0083
Page Start: 101
Page End: 117
EISSN: 0037-1998
ISSN: 1613-3692
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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