skip to content
The Meaning of gardens : idea, place, and action Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

The Meaning of gardens : idea, place, and action

Author: Mark Francis; Randolph T Hester
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1995, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

maps out how the garden is perceived, designed, used, and valued


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Francis; Randolph T Hester
ISBN: 0262560615 9780262560610 0262061279 9780262061278
OCLC Number: 922098683
Description: ix, 283 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1 Faith: the garden as metaphor, Clare Cooper Marcus; nature is more than a garden, Ian L. McHarg; thoughts occasioned by the Old Testament, Achva Benzinberg Stein; in the trail of the serpent - a theological inquiry, Robin Matthews. Part 2 Power: flowers, power, and sex, Robert B. Riley; radical growth - how the garden commandeers meaning in Colette's "The Cat", Ann Leone Philbrick; united we sprout - a Chicago community garden story, Rebecca Severson; power plays, Marc Treib; landscaping the unconscious, Dean MacCannell. Part 3 Ordering: garden from region, Terry Harkness; minimalist gardens without walls, Peter Walker and Cathy Deino Blake; parking gardens, Paul Groth; nature in the urban garden, Kerry J. Dawson; spring, summer, fall, and winter, Florence Krall; objects trouves, Paul Shepard. Part 4 Cultural expression: immigrant gardens on a mining frontier, Arnold R. Alanen; shared backyard gardening, Deborah D. Giraud; 96 valued places, Marcia J. McNally; social meanings of residential gardens, Christopher Grampp; garden of the world, Randolph T. Hester, Jr. Part 5 Personal expression: personal dreams and pagan rituals, Robert L. Thayer, Jr; Harvey Fite's opus 40 - from private garden to public art work, Deborah W. Dalton; the everyday and the personal - six garden stories, Mark Francis; reliquary, Chip Sullivan. Part 6 Healing: Grace Marchant and the global garden, Gray Brechin; today into tomorrow - an optimistic view, Garrett Eckbo; restorative experience - the healing power of nearby nature, Rachel and Stephen Kaplan; gardening as healing process Charles A. Lewis; gardens are good places for dying, Catherine Howett. Postscript: a garden story, Evelyn Lee.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Francis and Randolph T. Hester, Jr.


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"[ The Meaning of Gardens] is thought-provoking on almost every page. It will help us to understand the why of gardening. I think I know a little better now what Lawrence Johnston was up to at Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data

Primary Entity

<> # The Meaning of gardens : idea, place, and action
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "922098683" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
   schema:about <> ; # Gardens--Social aspects
   schema:about <> ; # Gardens--Symbolic aspects
   schema:about <> ; # Gardens--Design
   schema:about <> ;
   schema:about <> ; # Gardens--Religious aspects
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <> ; # Mark Francis
   schema:contributor <> ; # Randolph T. Hester
   schema:copyrightYear "1990" ;
   schema:datePublished "1995" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <> ;
   schema:genre "Conference publication"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The Meaning of gardens : idea, place, and action"@en ;
   schema:productID "922098683" ;
   schema:publication <> ;
   schema:publisher <> ; # MIT Press
   schema:workExample <> ;
   schema:workExample <> ;
   wdrs:describedby <> ;

Related Entities

<> # Mark Francis
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1950" ;
   schema:familyName "Francis" ;
   schema:givenName "Mark" ;
   schema:name "Mark Francis" ;

<> # Randolph T. Hester
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Hester" ;
   schema:givenName "Randolph T." ;
   schema:name "Randolph T. Hester" ;

<> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;

<> # Gardens--Religious aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gardens--Religious aspects"@en ;

<> # Gardens--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gardens--Social aspects"@en ;

<> # Gardens--Symbolic aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gardens--Symbolic aspects"@en ;

    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0262061279" ;
   schema:isbn "9780262061278" ;

    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0262560615" ;
   schema:isbn "9780262560610" ;

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.