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The history of gardens

Author: Christopher Thacker
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1985, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Thacker
ISBN: 0520056299 9780520056299 0520037367 9780520037366
OCLC Number: 25199644
Notes: Originally published: 1979.
"First paperback printing, 1985."
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, facsimiles ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The beginnings --
Persian and Islamic gardens --
Chinese gardens --
Japanese gardens --
Medieval gardens --
The Renaissance garden in Italy --
Jokes and puzzles --
The Renaissance garden in France and England --
The formal French garden --
Louis XIV and Versailles --
The development of the formal garden in Europe --
Leaping the fence --
This perfectly Arcadian farm --
The total landscape --
Gardens in the nineteenth century --
The modern garden.
Responsibility: Christopher Thacker.

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