The History of Gardens

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The History of Gardens

The History of Gardens

  • Author: Christopher Thacker
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520056299
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 288
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Looks at landscape designs and notes the philosophical, cultural, social, and aesthetic considerations underlying gardens throughout the world from the era of ancient Greece to contemporary times

Healing Gardens

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Healing Gardens

Healing Gardens

Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations

  • Author: Clare Cooper Marcus,Marni Barnes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471192039
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 610
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Healing Gardens celebrates renewed interest in nature as a catalyst for healing and renewal by examining the different therapeutic benefits of healing gardens and offering essential design guidance from experts in the field. Generously supplemented with photographs, site plans, anecdotes, and more, Healing Gardens is a practical guide for landscape architects and others involved in creating and maintaining medical facilities, and useful reference for those responsible for patient care.

Garden Tourism

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Garden Tourism

Garden Tourism

  • Author: Richard Benfield
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780641958
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 257
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Garden visitation has been a tourism motivator for many years and can now be enjoyed in many different forms. Private garden visiting, historical garden tourism, urban gardens, and a myriad of festivals, shows and events all allow the green-fingered enthusiast to appreciate the natural world. This book traces the history of garden visitation and examines tourist motivations to visit gardens. Useful for garden managers and tourism students as well as casual readers, it also examines management and marketing of gardens for tourism purposes, before concluding with a detailed look at the form and tourism-based role of gardens in the future.

Gardens

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Gardens

Gardens

An Essay on the Human Condition

  • Author: Robert Pogue Harrison
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226317862
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 262
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Humans have long turned to gardens—both real and imaginary—for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. Those gardens may be as far away from everyday reality as Gilgamesh’s garden of the gods or as near as our own backyard, but in their very conception and the marks they bear of human care and cultivation, gardens stand as restorative, nourishing, necessary havens. With Gardens, Robert Pogue Harrison graces readers with a thoughtful, wide-ranging examination of the many ways gardens evoke the human condition. Moving from from the gardens of ancient philosophers to the gardens of homeless people in contemporary New York, he shows how, again and again, the garden has served as a check against the destruction and losses of history. The ancients, explains Harrison, viewed gardens as both a model and a location for the laborious self-cultivation and self-improvement that are essential to serenity and enlightenment, an association that has continued throughout the ages. The Bible and Qur’an; Plato’s Academy and Epicurus’s Garden School; Zen rock and Islamic carpet gardens; Boccaccio, Rihaku, Capek, Cao Xueqin, Italo Calvino, Ariosto, Michel Tournier, and Hannah Arendt—all come into play as this work explores the ways in which the concept and reality of the garden has informed human thinking about mortality, order, and power. Alive with the echoes and arguments of Western thought, Gardens is a fitting continuation of the intellectual journeys of Harrison’s earlier classics, Forests and The Dominion of the Dead. Voltaire famously urged us to cultivate our gardens; with this compelling volume, Robert Pogue Harrison reminds us of the nature of that responsibility—and its enduring importance to humanity. "I find myself completely besotted by a new book titled Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition, by Robert Pogue Harrison. The author . . . is one of the very best cultural critics at work today. He is a man of deep learning, immense generosity of spirit, passionate curiosity and manifold rhetorical gifts."—Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune "This book is about gardens as a metaphor for the human condition. . . . Harrison draws freely and with brilliance from 5,000 years of Western literature and criticism, including works on philosophy and garden history. . . . He is a careful as well as an inspiring scholar."—Tom Turner, Times Higher Education "When I was a student, my Cambridge supervisor said, in the Olympian tone characteristic of his kind, that the only living literary critics for whom he would sell his shirt were William Empson and G. Wilson Knight. Having spent the subsequent 30 years in the febrile world of academic Lit. Crit. . . . I’m not sure that I’d sell my shirt for any living critic. But if there had to be one, it would unquestionably be Robert Pogue Harrison, whose study Forests: The Shadow of Civilization, published in 1992, has the true quality of literature, not of criticism—it stays with you, like an amiable ghost, long after you read it. “Though more modest in scope, this new book is similarly destined to become a classic. It has two principal heroes: the ancient philosopher Epicurus . . . and the wonderfully witty Czech writer Karel Capek, apropos of whom it is remarked that, whereas most people believe gardening to be a subset of life, ‘gardeners, including Capek, understand that life is a subset of gardening.’”—Jonathan Bate, The Spectator

The Gardens

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The Gardens

The Gardens

A Poem

  • Author: Jacques Delille
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 146
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Mughal Gardens

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Mughal Gardens

Mughal Gardens

Sources, Places, Representations, and Prospects

  • Author: Wescoat, Jr. (James L.),James L. Wescoat,Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
  • Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
  • ISBN: 9780884022350
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 288
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The Mughal dynasty (1526-1858) began with the visionary garden builder and conqueror, Zahir and Din Muhammad Babur. As he conquered new lands, he would build gardens to mark the beauty of the natural landscape and to lay claim to the new territory; the role of garden design and meaning thereafter evolved with each Mughal ruler.

All About Creating Japanese Gardens

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All About Creating Japanese Gardens

All About Creating Japanese Gardens

  • Author: Ortho
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • ISBN: 9780897214896
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 112
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Getting started -- Designing a Japanese garden -- Elements of Japanese gardens -- Plants for Japanese gardens.

Gardens and the Picturesque

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Gardens and the Picturesque

Gardens and the Picturesque

Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture

  • Author: John Dixon Hunt
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262581318
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 388
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John Dixon Hunt is widely considered one of the foremost of today's writers on thehistory and theory of gardens and landscape architecture. Gardens and the Picturesque collects 11 ofHunt's essays - several of them never before published - that deal with the ways in which men andwomen have given meaning to gardens and landscapes, especially with the ways in which gardens haverepresented the world of nature "picturesquely."Ranging over subjects from the cult of thepicturesque to verbal-visual parallels within gardens, from allegorical imagery to landscapepainting, these essays brilliantly invoke Hunt's fascination with the idea of the garden both as amilieu - by which gardens become the most eloquent expressions of complex cultural ideas - and as asite of cultural translation, whereby one period shapes for its own purposes the ideas and formsinherited from its predecessors.From Castle Howard in Yorkshire to French impressionist gardens theessays deal with several crucial aspects of the picturesque controversy, how practical applicationsof the Picturesque taste affected people's treaty with and experience of landscape gardens and eventhe larger landscape - this last is tracked through the work of the great painter J. M. W. Turnerand his talented commentator, John Ruskin, as well as through the garden designs of Humphry Reptonand the lingering debts to the picturesque movement that haunt modernist theory. The book concludeswith a consideration of the utopian aspirations and views of the garden in different societies.JohnDixon Hunt is currently academic advisor to the Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia. Thefounding editor of both The Journal of Garden History and Word & Image, he has been a SeniorFellow and from 1988 to 1991 Director of Studies in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University'sDumbarton Oaks.

Gardens of Historic Charleston

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Gardens of Historic Charleston

Gardens of Historic Charleston

  • Author: James R. Cothran
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9781570030048
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 177
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With the increasing interest in small-space gardening, Gardens of Historic Charleston provides a wellspring of ideas for planning or improving a garden of limited expanse. Using these ideas, individuals living in condominiums, townhouses, and cluster homes can create their own small-space sanctuaries and can incorporate the exotic plants that have become synonymous with historic Charleston - not only camellias and azaleas, but also tea olive, wisteria, star jasmine, gardenia, oleander, chaste tree, Lady Banksia rose, crape myrtle, and Carolina jessamine.

Entrepreneurial Community Gardens

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Entrepreneurial Community Gardens

Entrepreneurial Community Gardens

Growing Food, Skills, Jobs and Communities

  • Author: Gail Whiting Feenstra
  • Publisher: UCANR Publications
  • ISBN: 9781601073792
  • Category: Community gardens
  • Page: 106
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