A World of Gardens by John Dixon Hunt PDF

By John Dixon Hunt

ISBN-10: 1780235062

ISBN-13: 9781780235066

ISBN-10: 1861898800

ISBN-13: 9781861898807

A eastern backyard is straight away targeted to the attention from the normal gardens of an English manor apartment, simply because the manicured topiaries of Versailles distinction with the pointy cacti of the yankee Southwest. notwithstanding gardening is loved internationally, the fashion of gardens themselves varies from quarter to sector, decided as a lot through tradition as weather. during this sequence of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a global travel of alternative classes within the making of gardens.
Hunt indicates right here how cultural assumptions and native geography have formed gardens and their which means. He explores our carrying on with responses to land and reworkings of the flora and fauna, encompassing a wide variety of gardens, from historic Roman instances to early Islamic and Mughal gardens, from Venetian gardens to chinese language and eastern gardens, in addition to the discovery of the general public park and smooth panorama structure. an international of Gardens seems to be at key chapters in backyard background, reviewing their importance in prior and current and tracing the recurrence of other subject matters and motifs within the layout and reception of gardens through the global.
A international of Gardens celebrates the concept that comparable studies of gardens are available in lots of diversified occasions and locations, together with sacred landscapes, clinical gardens, city gardens, secluded gardens and symbolic gardens. good illustrated and wide-ranging, this ebook is a treasure trove of principles and inspiration.

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