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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment, Paperback / softback Book

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment Paperback / softback

Edited by Stephen (University of Southampton, UK) Bending

Part of the The Cultural Histories Series series

Description

The Enlightenment raised fundamental questions about what it meant to be human in a truly global world.

At the heart of debates about nature, culture and history, the garden offered itself as a practical demonstration, a living experiment, and a site of debate and discourse.

The design, planting, experience and representation of contemporary gardens in Europe, China and North America reveal intense contributions to debates on aesthetics, both personal and national politics, and on the shaping of nature. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment presents an overview of the period with essays on issues of design, types of gardens, planting, use and reception, issues of meaning, verbal and visual representation of gardens, and the relationship of gardens to the larger landscape.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 49 bw illus
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Landscape art & architecture
  • ISBN: 9781350009929

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