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Mario Satz

Small Paradises

The Spirit of Gardens

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Acantilado

July 2017

176 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: Pequeños paraísos

Throughout the centuries and in all cultures from Babylonia, Greece, Persia and China to Japan, human beings have created, patiently and sometimes making enormous efforts, verdant monuments with irrigation channels carved into stone, seeking to evoke a mythical, leafy, ideal place where spring is eternal, where animals are placid, humans few and peaceable, and food is abundant. In brief, impassioned chapters, Mario Satz explores the construction of these vegetal works of art which, even today, surprise and impress us. Yet a garden is rather more than a delicate expression of nostalgia since we do not only pursue paradise in the past but also project it into the future, in the hope that it still endures, for anyone able to perceive it, in our surroundings. Perhaps paradise never disappeared from Earth and we only need to learn how to see it.

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