A new leaf.

June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

What would you do if you had 40,000 reclaimed books lying around? Build a garden of course.

Berlin-based landscape architect Thilo Folkerts, along with artist Rodney Latourelle, are the gifted minds behind Jardin de la Connaissance (Garden of Knowledge), a unique outdoor library that features living books sown together by several varieties of mushrooms.

Page by page, a new story is told through the artistic pairing of words and gardens. This project brings books back to their natural setting and invokes the mythic relation between knowledge and nature.

I am lucky enough to be attending a lecture by Thilo Folkerts in the coming weeks, and will be sure to share the experience with you all.

L

Jardin de la Connaissance

Jardin de la Connaissance

Jardin de la Connaissance

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