Thursday, August 26, 2010

Garden of books

Continuing yesterday's garden theme, here, from ArchDaily (via GalleyCat), is a garden of books:

photo by Rodney LaTourelle
The Jardin de la Connaissance is a temporary garden in a forested area involving approximately 40,000 books, multi-coloured wooden plates and several varieties of mushrooms.

In reference to the festival’s theme of paradise, there are exposed the tree (of knowledge) as the central semiotic theme of the paradisiacal garden. Rather than reopening a way through the proverbial enclosures, the design team is interested in its manifold textures. From the single tree of knowledge they have gone to the many of the forest; from one truth to the plenitude of multimedia and the overwhelming world of information. (via GalleyCat)

Looks lovely. Quiet. Relaxing. Aaaah.

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