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Title:
Greater perfections : the practice of garden theory
Author:
Hunt, John Dixon.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations, plans ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
"First principles" or "rudiments" -- What on earth is a garden? -- The idea of a garden and the three natures -- Representation -- Word and image in the garden -- Gardens in word and image -- Historical excursus: late seventeenth-century garden theory -- Toward a new historiography and new practices -- Conclusion: The tune of the garden.
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ISBN:
9780812235067
Format :
Book

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If gardening is most usually thought of as a practical activity, John Dixon Hunt's book explores the theoretical or conceptual basis of garden art. This involves taking a coherent and large-scale view of the garden in human culture throughout different times and places and treating the garden as the epitome of place-making or what is nowadays termed landscape architecture.


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