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Garden history : philosophy and design, 2000 BC--2000 AD

Author: Tom Turner
Publisher: London ; New York : Spon Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Garden History: Philosophy and Design uses more than 400 colour photographs, 150 colour plans and 30 style diagrams to present and explain the development of gardens between 2000 B.C. and 2000 A.D. The story extends from Egypt and West Asia to Europe, the Americas and beyond. It includes developments in art, philosophy and the social use of outdoor space throughout the period." "Tom Turner's overview makes a large  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Turner
ISBN: 0415317487 9780415317481 0415317495 9780415317498
OCLC Number: 54065961
Description: ix, 294 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Design philosophy 2000 BC-2000 AD --
Ancient gardens 2000 BC-1000 BC --
Classical gardens 1400 BC-500 AD --
West Asian and Islamic gardens 500 BC-1700 AD --
Medieval gardens 600 AD-1500 AD --
Renaissance gardens 1350-1650 --
Baroque gardens 1600-1750 --
Neoclassical and Romantic gardens 1700-1810 --
Eclectic gardens 1800-1900 --
Abstract and post-abstract gardens 1900-2000.
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Explores about 150 gardens over four millennia of Western garden design. This illustrated book considers the why, the what, the how and the where of garden design by tracing the development of  Read more...

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