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A world of gardens

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how cultural differences and local geography have affected the development of gardens and gardening from Roman times to the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Dixon Hunt
ISBN: 9781861898807 1861898800
OCLC Number: 713181614
Description: 368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : the garden world and the world of gardens --
Sacred landscapes from Delphi to Yosemite --
Hunting parks to amusement parks --
Ancient Roman gardens and their types --
Islamic and Mughal gardens --
Western medieval gardens : from cloister to suburban backyard --
The Renaissance recovery of antique garden forms and usages --
The Paragone of art and nature in the Renaissance and later --
The botanical garden, the arboretum and the cabinet of curiosities --
Garden as theatre --
The garden of 'betweenity' : between André Le Nôtre and William Kent --
Leaping the ha-ha; or, how the larger landscape invaded the garden --
The role of the 'natural' garden from 'Capability' Brown to Dan Kiley --
The Chinese garden and the collaboration of the arts --
Follies, fabriques and picturesque play --
The invention of the public park --
National parks and international exhibition gardens --
Japanese gardens and their legacy to the West --
Arts and crafts gardens : the artist back in the garden --
The prose and poetry of modern landscape architecture --
The once and future garden.
Responsibility: John Dixon Hunt.
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A World of Gardens looks at what significance gardens have had and still have while tracing the recurrence of different themes and motifs in the design and reception of gardens, featuring a broad  Read more...

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