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The hermit in the garden : from imperial Rome to ornamental gnome

Author: Gordon Campbell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The curious and intriguing tale of the garden hermit - from imperial Rome to the ornamental gnome, via the often sumptuous landscaped gardens of Georgian England.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Campbell
ISBN: 9780199696994 0199696993
OCLC Number: 811599681
Description: xiv, 257 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Origins and antecedents --
2. The idea of the hermit --
3. The hermits --
4. The hermitage in Georgian England --
5. The hermitage in the Celtic lands --
6. The afterlife of the hermit --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Gordon Campbell.
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Garden hermits have always been a reproach to luxury and a fascination for voyeurs. They are back in the news because their history has just been set out brilliantly by the distinguished historian, Read more...

 
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