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Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000bc - 2000ad

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In the past several decades the popularity of garden design and garden history has exploded. Books on the subject are instant bestsellers and there are entire television channels devoted to the subject. Dumbarton Oaks and Middleton Park in America, the Taj Mahal in India, Versailles in France and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are just a few of the famous gardens instantly recognized worldwide. In Garden History, author Tom Turner explores more than 150 gardens spanning 40 centuries of western garden design, beginning in Egypt and West Asia moving northward to Europe and ending in the Americas. Garden History takes us on a grand tour of gardens, garden design and the reasons for making gardens throughout the centuries.

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Tom Turner, well-known teacher and writer in landscape architecture, garden design and garden history here explores more than 150 gardens over four millennia of Western garden design. He considers the why, the what, the how and the where of garden design by tracing the development of gardens through history and across social, political and philosophical boundaries. Fully illustrated throughout, each chapter critically examines a particular type of garden both as part of a wider socio-political context and as an aesthetic entity, asking how the design of each garden reflects the philosophical approach of its creator. Inspirational, reflective and informative, this book brings together knowledge and understanding from a diverse range of related interests to add depth and breadth to a fascinating subject.

Synopsis:

Philosophy and design 2000 BC - 2000 AD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415317498
Author:
TURNER, TOM
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Turner, Tom
Location:
N
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Gardens -- History.
Subject:
Gardens -- Philosophy -- History.
Subject:
Gardening-History and Theory
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
238 X 225 in.

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Home and Garden » Gardening » History and Theory
Home and Garden » Gardening » Locked Case
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , Tom Turner, well-known teacher and writer in landscape architecture, garden design and garden history here explores more than 150 gardens over four millennia of Western garden design. He considers the why, the what, the how and the where of garden design by tracing the development of gardens through history and across social, political and philosophical boundaries. Fully illustrated throughout, each chapter critically examines a particular type of garden both as part of a wider socio-political context and as an aesthetic entity, asking how the design of each garden reflects the philosophical approach of its creator. Inspirational, reflective and informative, this book brings together knowledge and understanding from a diverse range of related interests to add depth and breadth to a fascinating subject.
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