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Garden History : Philosophy And Design 2000 Bc - 2000 Ad - Tom Turner

Garden History

Philosophy And Design 2000 Bc - 2000 Ad

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Published: 1st September 2005
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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. Turner traces the evolution of garden design addressing the ideas and historical conditions while showing how differing social, artistic, philosophical, religious, geographical and historical factors have governed the creation of gardens for the past 40 centuries.

More than simply a catalog of beautiful gardens throughout the world Garden History examines the fundamental questions of garden design: the What?, Where?, Why? and How? of making gardens, explaining how the gardens of each period relate to a wider tradition of garden design. Garden History will appeal to both practitioners of landscape architecture and the weekend gardener with a green thumb.

Design philosophy 2000 BC-2000 AD -- Ancient gardens 2000 BC-1000 BC -- Classical gardens 1400 BC-500 AD -- West Asian and Islamic gardens 500 BC-1700 AD -- Medieval gardens 600 AD-1500 AD -- Renaissance gardens 1350-1650 -- Baroque gardens 1600-1750 -- Neoclassical and Romantic gardens 1700-1810 -- Eclectic gardens 1800-1900 -- Abstract and post-abstract gardens 1900-2000.

ISBN: 9780203589335
ISBN-10: 0203589335
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 1st September 2005