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British gardens : history, philosophy and design

Author: Tom Turner
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Garden designbegan in West Asia and spread throughout Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree ..."--Book jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Turner
ISBN: 9780415518789 0415518784
OCLC Number: 774498726
Description: x, 456 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 26 cm
Contents: Neolithic gardens & landscapes: 3500 BCE-43 --
Romano-British gardens & landscapes: 43-1066 --
Medieval gardens & landscapes: 1066-1485 --
Renaissance gardens & landscapes: 1485-1660 --
Baroque gardens & landscapes: 1660-1750 --
Neoclassical gardens & landscapes: 1730-1800 --
Romantic gardens & landscapes: 1794-1880 --
Arts and crafts gardens & landscapes: 1880-1970 --
Abstract modern gardens: 1925-80 --
Post-abstract and sustainable gardens: post-1980 --
Appendix I. Garden and landscape design : Asia, Europe and the British Isles --
Appendix II. Names for styles and periods --
Appendix III. Wollaton Hall, Gardens and Deer Park, Nottingham, England / Michael Simonsen.
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"Garden designbegan in West Asia and spread throughout Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree ..."--Book jacket.

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