A World of Gardens by John Dixon Hunt

By John Dixon Hunt

A eastern backyard is straight away detailed to the attention from the conventional gardens of an English manor condominium, simply because the manicured topiaries of Versailles distinction with the pointy cacti of the yankee Southwest. even though gardening is cherished across the world, the fashion of gardens themselves varies from quarter to quarter, made up our minds as a lot by way of tradition as weather. during this sequence of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a global travel of alternative sessions within the making of gardens.
Hunt indicates the following 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 wildlife, encompassing a vast diversity 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 glossy panorama structure. an international of Gardens appears to be like at key chapters in backyard historical past, reviewing their importance in prior and current and tracing the recurrence of alternative subject matters and motifs within the layout and reception of gardens during the international.
A international of Gardens celebrates the concept related reports of gardens are available in lots of diverse instances and locations, together with sacred landscapes, medical gardens, city gardens, secluded gardens and symbolic gardens. good illustrated and wide-ranging, this e-book is a treasure trove of rules and inspiration.

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