Landscape as Spirit

Landscape as Spirit

Creating a Contemplative Garden
By Martin Hakubai Mosko and Alxe Noden
 - Paperback


Shambhala Publications
Pages: 176
Size: 10 x 10.25
ISBN: 9781611802269
Gardens can be so much more than merely pleasing to the eye; they can also evoke a contemplative state of mind, connecting us more fully to ourselves and to the world around us. In Landscape as Spirit, Martin Mosko explains his meditative approach to garden and landscape design and then walks us through five of his gardens. Along the way is the constant reminder that these outer environments are actually reflections of the natural balance and harmony that lie within us.
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"This is the only garden book that I have read from cover to cover. Alxe's and Martin's fine writing and stunning photographs teach us that the beautifully designed garden has a magical intangible quality that helps us transcend our busy modern lives and connects us to the universe." —Herb Schaal, Principal Landscape Architect, EDAW, Fort Collins

"Landscape as Spirit is a very special book about garden making, reflecting the broad knowledge and unique attitude toward landscape design of Martin Mosko. Drawing upon a combination of Occidental and Oriental garden wisdom, Martin perceives the garden as a mandala and creates meditative spaces where the spirit can play." —Gert Groening, Professor of Urban Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Berlin University of the Arts

"Anyone lucky enough to have visited one of Martin Mosko's landscapes is almost overwhelmed with the boldness and beauty there. And yet, there is something more: Mosko is a magician whose creations are spaces of great meditative power and innocence. His gardens reassure us that nature and mankind are, perhaps, really one after all." —Panayoti Keliadis, Curator of Plants, Denver Botanic Gardens

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