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Riassunto: This text looks at the garden in the West, from the 14th century to the present day, as an art form, an expression of the taste of societies and individuals, focusing on the key moments in its development through important and interesting creations.'
Recensione: Century by century, The Garden: A History in Landscape and Art offers a history of the gardens of the western world in a larger context than in most such historical treatments. Gardens as art, as cultural achievement, as man's relationship with nature--all are considered here in gardens from Germany to Mexico, from Italian grottoes to modern sculpture gardens. Ancient Moorish gardens of perfect symmetry, drippy stone carvings of the Medicis, and the simplicity of repeated rectangles in a 20th-century Scottish garden astonish with the sheer range of possibilities of landscape design.
The author, an Italian landscape architect who studied in London and specializes in historic restoration, has a bent toward classicism, and inexplicably has ignored Asian gardens altogether. One might ask what gardens of such size and scope can teach gardeners of today, whose home gardens are on such a different scale than these grand gardens?
First, the book is a feast of color photographs and drawings, a treat for the garden enthusiast to study just for the visuals. Most of all you'll find here, albeit with a rococo twist or Baroque ornamentation, all the familiar elements of garden-making today; fountains, pots, hedging, pathways, trees, shrubs, bridges, and flowers. The patterning of these familiar elements, how they've been used in spacing and enclosure, to create shelter or vista across the centuries can help to shape our eyes and aesthetics no matter what the nature of our own garden plots. --Valerie Easton
Titolo: The Garden: A History in Landscape and Art
Casa editrice: Aurum Press Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Aurum Press Ltd. Condizione libro: Good. 1999. Hardcover. Illustrated large format.Clean copy. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria KEX0219048
Descrizione libro Aurum Press Ltd, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP21378819
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR005437286
Descrizione libro Aurum Press Ltd. Condizione libro: Good. 1999. Hardcover. Illustrated large format.Clean copy. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria KEX0219048
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, 1999. Rilegato. Condizione libro: nuovo. Formato: 25 x 29 x 2.5 cm, Pagine: 263. New. Some shelf wear. Glossary of garden terms. Bibliography. Index. Also available the original Italian edition., Ill. bn: 100+ b/w illustrations, Ill. colori: Illustrated throughout in colour, Peso: 1585 gr. Codice libro della libreria 683-CC03
Descrizione libro Aurum Press Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First British Edition. Very clean & tightly bound large format hardback book with gift inscription on the front endpaper, in a bright price clipped dustjacket which has a small nick at the bottom of the front cover otherwise appears little used. 264 pages, photos & illustrations in the text, bibliography. Codice libro della libreria 56885
Descrizione libro Aurum Press Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 4to. 263 pp. Heavy book will require an extra shipping charge. 4to. Codice libro della libreria 13576
Descrizione libro Aurum Press, London, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 263pp, illustrated bound in black cloth with fine dustwrapper; Quarto. Codice libro della libreria 63900
Descrizione libro Aurum Press Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1854106554