A World of Gardens by John Dixon Hunt

By John Dixon Hunt

A eastern backyard is straight away unique to the attention from the conventional gardens of an English manor residence, simply because the manicured topiaries of Versailles distinction with the pointy cacti of the yankee Southwest. even though gardening is cherished internationally, the fashion of gardens themselves varies from area to area, made up our minds as a lot via tradition as weather. during this sequence of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a global travel of other classes within the making of gardens.
Hunt exhibits 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 large 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 appears to be like at key chapters in backyard historical past, reviewing their importance in previous and current and tracing the recurrence of other subject matters and motifs within the layout and reception of gardens in the course of the international.
A international of Gardens celebrates the concept comparable studies of gardens are available in lots of assorted instances and areas, together with sacred landscapes, medical gardens, city gardens, secluded gardens and symbolic gardens. good illustrated and wide-ranging, this publication is a treasure trove of rules and inspiration.

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