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Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape #35: Technology and the Garden

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Technology is the practice and activity of making, as well as the tools that enable that making. It is also the realm of ideas behind those endeavors, the expanse of technical knowledge and expertise. At once material, intellectual, active, and social, technology is the purposeful organization of human effort to alter and shape the environment. Gardens, like other designed landscapes, are products of a range of technologies; their layout, construction, and maintenance would be unthinkable without technology. What are the technologies of garden making, what are the concepts and ideas behind garden technologies, and what is the meaning and experience of those endeavors? Technology and the Garden examines the shaping and visualization of the landscape; the development of horticultural technologies; the construction of landscape through hydraulics, labor, and infrastructure; and the effect of emerging technologies on the experience of landscape. These essays demonstrate how the technics of the garden can be hidden or revealed, disguised beneath the earth or celebrated on the surface. How designers have approached technology, in all historical periods and in a diversity of places and cultures, is a central question in landscape studies.

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Technology and the Garden examines the role of technology in the shaping and visualization of landscapes. Essays discuss topics including the development of horticultural technologies; the construction of landscape through hydraulics, labor, and infrastructure; and the effect of emerging technologies on the experience of landscape.

About the Author

Michael G. Lee is the Reuben M. Rainey Chair in the History of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia.Kenneth I. Helphand is Knight Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780884023968
Author:
Lee, Michael G.
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Author:
Helphand, Kenneth I.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape
Subject:
GARDENING / Techniques
Subject:
Science-Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Landscape Art & Architecture
Subject:
LAn-
Subject:
dscape Art & Architecture
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
137 color photographs, 6 color illustrat
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Landscape Architecture
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Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruits and Nuts
Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Young Adult » General

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