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The Inward Garden was first published in 1995, and with it Julie Moir Messervy introduced a movement in landscape design that inspired individuals to embark upon a voyage of discovery of the natural world outside and the contemplative spirit within. Unlike other authors who focus almost entirely on practical design elements of gardening, Messervy beckons you to identify the atmosphere and mood of a very personal garden you can create. She tells readers to think back to those places in memory …

Called tsubo-niwa after a unit of measurement that is two person-sized tatami mats placed side by side, the pocket garden has been a part of the Japanese architectural canon for thousands of years. Undergoing a modernization in the last few decades in which a new generation of architects began experimenting with the concept in imaginative ways, the contemporary garden follows a distinct yet global aesthetic, whether as an urban solution to importing nature, as an individual theme set within a larger …
Amazon / universe
Price: 143.16 $

The strong horizontals of bamboo reflected in a dark circle of water; the rhythmic clap of the deer scarer; the contemplative beauty of waves created in sand: combinations of nature and art that soothe and uplift the spirit. Your vision of a Japanese garden need not be confined to Japan. Here is a fully comprehensive guiide which will enable you to capture in your home or office environment the elusive spirit of the Japanese garden-no matter where you live. The author, a Japanese landscape architect …

An Outside-the-Box Guide to Outdoor Living. Let s face it: most of us have the confidence to improve the inside of our homes with a fresh coat of paint, new rugs, furniture, and fixtures. But when it comes to the outside of our most prized possession, we don t know where to start. That s where Julie Moir Messervy s Home Outside comes in. The acclaimed landscape designer walks the reader through the process of turning any property into the home outside you ve always dreamed of. Focusing on key concepts …
Amazon / Taunton Press
Price: 59.90 $

This is an idea book for your imagination, full of concepts, images, and principles that can help you take what is now a yard and make it into an enchanted gardena landscape full of personal meaning and magic. Julie Moir Messervy lends her spiritual sensibility and sensual writing style to a book about gardening as an act of creating emotional space. Through meditative and hands-on exercises, garden design tips, anecdotes drawn from Messervys gardening experiences and those of her clients, students, …
Amazon / Macmillan
Price: 53.47 $

The New Zen Garden enlivens a tradition dating back 1500 years and introduces the contemplative Japanese space in all its varied forms. Author Joseph Cali guides you through the basics of theory, design, and construction, blending age-old techniques with modern innovation. Beginning with a brief history of the spiritual and cultural aspects of the Japanese garden, Cali reveals the underpinnings of the gardener s art. In simple and straightforward terms, Cali presents a broad range of modern stone …
Amazon / Echo Point Books & Media
Price: 29.95 $

Gardening is considered a contemplative, gentle pastime, but it makes many demands on the human body. The 21 yoga positions in this colorful guide are intended to energize gardeners so they can enjoy planting, mulching, digging, and harvesting without the aching back and sore knees. The first section, Breaking Ground, emphasizes warming up the spine and gently engaging the hips, back, and neck. Section two, Planting Seeds, focuses on standing and balancing poses. The last section, Harvest, covers …
Amazon / Brand: Sasquatch Books
Price: 28.60 $

The Gardens of the Spirit wall calendar features twelve exquisite Japanese gardens by photographer John Lander. Paired with contemplative text by Maggie Oster, this collection of meditative images brings the calming experience of Japanese gardening to all who long to create a simple, peaceful oasis in the midst of a challenging chaotic world. 12 x 12 wall calendar (12 x 24 open). A year of serene Japanese gardens on your wall. The perfect gift for the Zen garden enthusiast. Showcases John Lander …
Amazon / Amber Lotus
Price: 25.97 $

Explore the Eastern philosophy-inspired garden design principles that inform the work of landscape architect Martin Mosko. This book is a resource for those who want to create a contemplative garden or to better understand what it is to follow a contemplative path. Mosko s work incorporates principles of Oriental and Western garden design to make bold and original statements in his landscapes. Mosko explains how to deploy the materials of the garden so that their arrangement reflects the contemplative …
Amazon / Shambhala
Price: 19.95 $

The Gardens of the Spirit wall calendar features twelve exquisite Japanese gardens by garden photographer John Lander. Paired with contemplative text by Maggie Oster, this collection of meditative images brings the calming experience of Japanese gardening to all who long to create a simple, peaceful oasis in the midst of a challenging chaotic world. 12 x 12 wall calendar (12 x 24 open). A year of serene Japanese gardens on your wall. Frameable artbook-quality printing. The perfect gift or altar accessory …
Amazon / Amber Lotus Publishing
Price: 14.99 $