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Gardens and imagination : cultural history and agency

Author: Michel Conan; Dumbarton Oaks.; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection ; [Cambridge, Mass.] : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2008.
Series: Dumbarton Oaks colloquium series in the history of landscape, 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores how gardens could be imagined, and also how they could be used in ways that trigger imagination by very different cultures from Japan. China, Russia, the Ottoman Empire. Italy and Israel. This multi-cultural approach reveals surprising features of the process of imagining a garden: the various aspects of the world that gardens may mirror, the role of cultural changes, and the unsuspected links  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Conan; Dumbarton Oaks.; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9780884023357 0884023354
OCLC Number: 173218757
Notes: Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture, XXX, held at The Huntington Library, May 19-20, 2006 and co-organized by Dumbarton Oaks and the Huntington Library.
"A symposium cosponsored by The Huntington and Dumbarton Oaks."
Description: 259 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Methods and perspectives for the study of gardens and their reception / Michael Conan --
Performative roles. The traces of the traces: reflections of the garden in the Persian mystical imagination / Maria Eva Subtelny ; Body and imagination in urban gardens of Song and Yuan / Stephen West ; Sons' memorial gardens and the Israeli cultural imagination / Tal Alon Mozes --
Cultural constructions. Gardens --
real and imagined --
in the social ecology of early modern Ottoman culture / Walter Andrews ; Landscapes of rain and the imagination in the antiquarian gardens of Renaissance Rome / Kathleen Christian ; Perception and representations of famous sites in Japanese culture: the significance of Meisho in landscape and garden imagination / Sylvie Brosseau --
Dialectics of fiction and life. The country estate and Russian literary imagination (1761-1917) / Ekaterina Dmitrieva ; Mirrors and windows: fictional imagination in later Chinese garden culture / Richard Strassberg --
Individual processes. "Mt. Sumeru in a mustard seed": imagery and polemics in Wang Shizhen's garden essays / Yinong Xu ; Dramatizing garden imagination in Baroque Spain / Maryrica Ortiz Lottman.
Series Title: Dumbarton Oaks colloquium series in the history of landscape, 30.
Responsibility: edited by Michel Conan.
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"This book explores how gardens could be imagined, and also how they could be used in ways that trigger imagination by very different cultures from Japan. China, Russia, the Ottoman Empire. Italy and Israel. This multi-cultural approach reveals surprising features of the process of imagining a garden: the various aspects of the world that gardens may mirror, the role of cultural changes, and the unsuspected links between garden materiality, practices and imagination. More surprisingly it reveals how garden imagination may be fraught with ambiguities that give a sense of freedom to garden users and yet entrap their thoughts within frames specific to each culture. It demonstrates the interlacing of garden reception and creation. And the various chapters offer a whole range of fascinating exchanges between real and fictitious gardens in poems, novels and dramas."--BOOK JACKET.

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