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Simmons, Ben

Overview
Works: 30 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 2,033 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Guidebooks  History  Illustrated works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ben Simmons
 
Most widely held works by Ben Simmons
Traditional Japanese architecture : an exploration of elements and forms by Mira Locher( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the different elements that make up traditional Japanese architecture, covering such topics as cultural inflences, construction, variations, and history for each element
The art of the Japanese garden by David E Young( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions, and a variety of vegetation
Kyoto gardens : masterworks of the Japanese gardener's art by Judith Clancy( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyoto Gardens is a labor of love from master photographer Ben Simmons and Kyoto-based writer Judith Clancy. Simmons' photographs present a fresh and contemporary look at Kyoto's most important gardens. Their beauty is enhanced and humanized by gardeners tending the grounds using the tools of their art. Clancy's graceful text provides historic, aesthetic and cultural context to the gardens. Combining wonder and rigor, she describes how Kyoto's most beloved gardens remain faithful to their founders' creative spirit and conception. Journey to Kyoto's thirty gardens with just a turn of a page, or use the handy maps to plan your trip. --
Tokyo : megacity by Donald Richie( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo, the largest city in the world, with a daytime population of 36 million, combines the old and the new, the traditional and the trendy. The luminous photos of Ben Simmons and the lively prose of Donald Richie reveal this astonishing city in all of its diversity, from the old low city of Ueno and Kanda to the gleaming skyscrapers of midtown to the hills of high-city Shinjuku and beyond
Kyoto : city of Zen : visiting the heritage sites of Japan's ancient capital by Judith Clancy( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the most important gardens, temples, shrines and palaces of Kyoto, as well as sharing cultural traditions such as foods, arts, crafts, religious ceremonies, and more
Hong Kong : the city of dreams by Ben Simmons( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you. The experience of encountering an unforgettable mix of influences, cultures, and flavors stays with visitors. It's a place of clashing contrasts, Hong Kong is famous as the place where East most dramatically meets West, but that's just the start of it. It is also where the future meets the past - just check out the way the sci-fi infrastructure rubs shoulders with ancient temples. It's also the capital of capitalism, yet is part of the world's last great socialist empires. While many books focus on aspects of Hong Kong, such as
Japanscapes : three cameras, three journeys by Ben Simmons( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little book of Tokyo by Ben Simmons( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a photographic journey through the modern marvels and historical treasures of Tokyo with this informative, portable Japan travel guide. In The Little Book of Tokyo, veteran photojournalist Ben Simmons continues a quest he began over two decades ago to seek out and share his creative viewpoint and insider's perspective. Small enough to carry while traveling in Japan, this book is an ideal travel companion for a Tokyo experience, whether you're planning your trip, on your way, or merely dream of going. A series of 50 informative mini essays are organized into four chapters: -Tokyo's Edo Legacy -Tokyo Towns -City Perspectives -Spirit of Tokyo The Little Book of Tokyo is the perfect introduction to this enchanting, ultra-modern megacity and provides an immersive take on Tokyo combining Japanese history, photography and cultural commentary. It weaves a tapestry of the city's many unique idiosyncrasies, offering strategies for exploring the High City to the Low City, Tokyo Bay to the top of Tokyo Skytree, and the most critical places and happenings in between, including architecture, festivals, and landmarks. It also beautifully captures the many inhabitants of Tokyo, painting a rich and multi-faceted picture of this capital city
The little book of Kyoto by Ben Simmons( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Little Book of Kyoto is a celebratory visual guide to one of the world's truly unique cities. Kyoto was Japan's imperial capital for one thousand years, as well as its cultural birthplace. A companion to the best-selling The Little Book of Japan, this captivating volume weaves words and images to form a rich tapestry of the fantastic sights of Kyoto, including dozens of World Heritage Sites, Zen gardens, temples, shrines, shopping areas, festivals, and food. A series of forty-eight highlights, organized into four chapters, cover Kyoto's imperial legacy, culture and customs, Zen heritage, top attractions, and its essential spirit. Veteran photojournalist Ben Simmons continues a journey of discovery begun over twenty-five years ago, seeking fresh insights and an immersive take on this endlessly compelling city. Explore its history, art, cultural commentary, and Japanese travel tips. Small enough to carry anywhere, this book is the perfect guide to accompany travelers on their trip to Kyoto--whether visiting for the first time or simply taking a more in-depth look beneath the surface of this ancient capital."--Provided by publisher
New Zealand : snowy peaks to ocean deep by Elisabeth Benson Booz( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice on planning a trip to New Zealand and describes the nation's history, geography, and culture
Exploring Japan by Wendy Holdenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ABC's of picture-taking ease with the Canon T-series and A-series cameras by Ben Simmons( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Tokyo by Donald Richie( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese architecture : an exploration of elements & forms by Mira Locher( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls of farmers' houses, intricate carved wood transoms and precisely woven tatami mats of aristocratic compounds - each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. From roofs, walls, and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, this book situates the stories firmly within the natural environment and the traditional culture of Japan
Kyoto machiya restaurant guide : affordable dining in traditional townhouse spaces by Judith Clancy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy delicious Japanese food in some of Kyoto's most tucked-away and spectacular townhouses
Tokyo : photographs by Ben Simmons by Ben Simmons( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic essay on the throbbing life of Japan's capital city
Japans heilige Plätze : wo die Götter wohnen by Hans H Krüger( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo desire = Tōkyō yokubō by Ben Simmons( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo by Ben Simmons( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo : the city at the end of the world by Peter Popham( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a portrait of contemporary architecture in Tokyo
 
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The art of the Japanese garden
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The art of the Japanese gardenTokyo : megacityHong Kong : the city of dreamsJapanscapes : three cameras, three journeysNew Zealand : snowy peaks to ocean deepIntroducing TokyoJapanese architecture : an exploration of elements & formsKyoto machiya restaurant guide : affordable dining in traditional townhouse spaces
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シモンズ, ベン

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