Gardens of the Gods

Gardens of the Gods

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Gardens of the Gods reveals the symbolic language of garden design, exploring the gardens of China with their moon gates and immortal rocks, the Zen gardens of Japan, and the paradise gardens of Islam. It even looks at Renaissance Italy with its richly mythological imagery, the landscaped parks of England, and the gardens of New Harmony in the US. Striking modern examples include the Tarot Garden of the sculptress Niki de Saint Phalle. Beautifully illustrated, Gardens of the Gods also includes a chapter with suggestions for creating your own qgarden of meaningq and a selected catalog of plants with symbolic or mythological associations.11 Ibid., Vol II, p 103. 12 J.E. Cirlot, A Dictionary of Symbols, tr. Jack Sage (New York, Philosophical Library, 1962), p 44. 13 Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant , The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols (Harmondsworth, England, Penguin Books, anbsp;...

Title:Gardens of the Gods
Author: Christopher McIntosh
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2005-01-15

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