“自然诗歌”深入探讨了40多件代表江户时代各大学校和运动的非凡日本画作,包括卡诺,林帕,南迦,禅宗,丸山四条和浮世绘。统一主题是对自然世界的庆祝,以不同的形式表达,从Rinpa的大胆,图形化的方式到Nanga的柔和敏感。其中包括作品的艺术家包括Ike Taiga（1723-1776），Maruyama Okyo（1733-1795）和Sakai Hoitsu（1761-1828）。John T。 Carpenter专注于绘画和诗歌的交织,这是日本的艺术传统,在江户时代达到了新的高度。除了日文和中文诗歌的新阅读和翻译外，
The Poetry of Nature offers an in-depth look at more than 40 extraordinary Japanese paintings that represent every major school and movement of the Edo period, including Kano, Rinpa, Nanga, Zen, Maruyama-Shijo, and Ukiyo-e. The unifying theme is a celebration of the natural world, expressed in varied forms, from the bold, graphic manner of Rinpa to the muted sensitivity of Nanga. Among the artists whose works are included are Ike Taiga (1723-1776), Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), and Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828). John T. Carpenter looks specifically at the intertwinement of painting and poetry, a Japanese artistic tradition that reached new heights during the Edo period. In addition to new readings and translations of Japanese and Chinese poems, Carpenter sheds light on the ways in which Edo artists used verse to transform their paintings into a hybrid literary and visual art.