9780415518789

British Gardens: History, philosophy and design

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  • ISBN 13:

    9780415518789

  • ISBN 10:

    0415518784

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/14/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Garden design began in West Asia and spread through Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree. Following the historical method in Tom Turner's books on Asian gardens (2010) and European gardens (2011), it uses almost 1000 colour photographs, plans and style diagrams to provide a word and image history of garden design. Individual chapters cover the Celtic, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Arts and Crafts, Modern and Postmodern periods. Additional information about the gardens in the book is available on the Gardenvisit.com website, which the author edits http://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/british_gardens_companion

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