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The vital landscape : nature and the built environment in nineteenth-century Britain

Author: William Taylor
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Vital Landscape explores the arrival of the biological sciences - most notably the sciences of 'life' entailed in studies of botany and zoology, ecology and evolutionary science, physiology and psychology - in the nineteenth century and their impact on architecture and landscape architecture in Great Britain."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Taylor
ISBN: 0754630692 9780754630692
OCLC Number: 224019089
Description: xvii, 252 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Primitive huts and wild gardens --
2. Vegetables in forcing-houses, humans in glasshouses --
3. The vital landscape --
4. Elemental existence --
5. Patterns on the landscape --
6. Characterizing life at home --
7. Memory and the garden cemetery --
Conclusion : our (dys)functional environment.
Responsibility: William M. Taylor.
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