A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment - Cultural Histories 7 (Hardback)Stephen Bending (editor)
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The Enlightenment raised fundamental quetions about what it meant to be human in a truly global world. At the heart of debates about nature, culture and history, the garden offered itself as a practical demonstration, a living experiment, and a site of debate and discourse.
The design, planting, experience and representation of contemporary gardens in Europe, China and North America reveal intense contributions to debates on aesthetics, both personal and national politics, and on the shaping of nature.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 244 x 165 x 20 mm
"An exciting and unusual approach to a perhaps undervalued aspect of history . . . [that] usefully fills a niche area of research and study. [A Cultural History of Gardens] provides an important and fascinating insight through thought-provoking essays and will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the garden . . . [and] the development of human society in general." --Reference Reviews, vol. 28
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