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Public Lecture: Marc P. Keane

Photo by Marc P. Keane

Join us for landscape architect Marc P. Keane’s lecture, Japanese Garden Notes: Seeing Through a Designer’s Eyes.

Marc P. Keane is a landscape architect and renowned author of multiple books on Japanese garden design and history, including the newly-published Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Design. As the first foreigner to obtain a work permit in Japan for landscape architecture, he lived and worked in Kyoto, Japan for 18 years, designing gardens for private individuals, companies and temples. His garden design work includes private residences, company grounds, and temple gardens, as well as a park in Tokushima and a historic district in Nagano. He continues his design work now from his studio in Ithaca, New York. His work blends Eastern and Western aesthetics and philosophies. He is also the author of several books on Japanese gardens and some works of literary fiction related to gardens, nature and the human condition. A practicing visual artist, Keane notes that his artwork is all related in one way or another to gardens and nature, whether in the form of ceramics, bontei tray gardens, large-scale installations or other media. He is currently affiliated with the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, the East Asian Program at Cornell University, and the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University. Keane has lectured extensively throughout the United States, England, and Japan.