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

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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.

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"[ 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...

 
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