'This book is an invitation to look at gardens in a new way - or rather to rediscover a very old way of looking at them. It is about the garden as sacred space, carrying an intentional message, mystical, religious or philosophical in meaning.'Gardens of the Gods reveals the symbolic language of garden design, from the gardens of China, influenced by Taoism and Feng Shui, of the Zen gardens of Japan, the gardens of the Islamic world from Spain to India, of Medieval gardens, Renaissance gardens of Italy, of the Baroque gardens of Europe, or New Harmony in the US. The books is based on ten years of research, travel and passionate curiosity - Christopher McInstosh has lectured internationally on this rich subject. It is also the result of a personal quest - to reveal the mystical codes written in and on the astonishing worlds of gardens worldwide.
Gardens of the Gods
Myth, Magic and Meaning