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The architecture of western gardens : a design history from the Renaissance to the present day

Author: Monique Mosser; Georges Teyssot
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press edView all editions and formats
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The Architecture of Western Gardens presents an international tour of garden design from the Renaissance to the present. As object and as literature, it is a sumptuous and unprecedented resource. The more than seventy essays by scholars from Europe and America all commissioned for this book - and over 650 illustrations raise the standard of garden literature to a new level. The result is an invaluable compendium  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Mosser; Georges Teyssot
ISBN: 0262132648 9780262132640
OCLC Number: 21295706
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Translation of: L'architettura dei giardini d'Occidente.
Description: 543 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The humanist garden : from allegory to mannerism --
The straight line and the arabesque : from the Baroque garden to the classical park --
Picturesque, Arcadian and sublime : the Age of Enlightenment --
The eclectic garden, and the town and city park --
Aspects of the contemporary garden : from the leisure park to artistic experimentation.
Other Titles: Architettura dei giardini d'Occidente.
Responsibility: edited by Monique Mosser and Georges Teyssot.

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" All that is capricious and extravagant in man, all that there is of the wanderer or the vagabond, can without doubt be contained in these syllables: garden" -- Louis Aragon & quot; All that is Read more...

 
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