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Gardens of the Gods : Myth, Magic and Meaning

Gardens of the Gods : Myth, Magic and Meaning
Author(s):Christopher McIntosh
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Publisher:I.B Tauris
Year:2005
Language:English
Pages:222 pages
Size:2.44 MB
Extension:PDF


[tab] [content title="Description"]«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, the paradise gardens of Islam, those of Renaissance Italy with their richly mythological imagery, the landscaped parks of England, the gardens of New Harmony in the US and some striking, modern examples of symbolic gardens, including the Tarot Garden of the sculptress Niki de Saint Phalle in Italy. This illustrated book also includes a chapter with suggestions for creating a «garden of meaning» and a selected catalogue of plants with symbolic or mythological associations. Based on ten years of research, travel and curiostiy, this text is also the result of a personal quest - to reveal the mystical codes written in the astonishing worlds of gardens worldwide. [/content] [content title="Content"] [/content] [content title="About the author"]Christopher McIntosh is a British-born writer and historian, specializing in the esoteric traditions of the West. He has a doctorate in history from Oxford University, a degree in German from London University, and a diploma in Russian from the United Nations Language School. The author of many books, most recently Beyond the North Wind, he lives in Lower Saxony, North Germany. [/content] [/tab]

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