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A world of gardens

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest. Though gardening is beloved the world over, the style of gardens themselves varies from region to region, determined as much by culture as climate. In this series of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hunt, John Dixon.
A World of Gardens.
London : Reaktion Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Dixon Hunt
ISBN: 9781780233789 1780233787
OCLC Number: 883566170
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Cover; A World of Garderns; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction: The Garden World and the World of Gardens; 1. Sacred Landscapes from Delphi to Yosemite; 2. Hunting Parks to Amusement Parks; 3. Ancient Roman Gardens and their Types; 4. Islamic and Mughal Gardens; 5. Western Medieval Gardens: From Cloister to Suburban Backyard; 6. The Renaissance Recovery of Antique Garden Forms and Usages; 7. The Paragone of Art and Nature in the Renaissance and Later; 8. The Botanical Garden, the Arboretum and the Cabinet of Curiosities; 9. Garden as Theatre. 10. The Garden of 'Betweenity': Between André Le Nôtre and William Kent11. Leaping the Ha-ha; or, How the Larger Landscape Invaded the Garden; 12. The Role of the 'Natural' Garden from 'Capability' Brown to Dan Kiley; 13. The Chinese Garden and the Collaboration of the Arts; 14. Follies, Fabriques and Picturesque Play; 15. The Invention of the Public Park; 16. National Parks and International Exhibition Gardens; 17. Japanese Gardens and their Legacy to the West; 18. Arts and Crafts Gardens: The Artist Back in the Garden; 19. The Prose and Poetry of Modern Landscape Architecture. 20. The Once and Future GardenReferences; Acknowledgements & Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
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In this series of illustrated essays, now available in paperback, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a world tour of different periods in the making of gardens.  Read more...

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