The World Of Andr Le N Tre

Author: Thierry Mariage
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812234688
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Mariage's examination of Andr Le Ntre moves beyond traditional art historical documentation and appreciation into a realm of interpretation. He situates Le Ntre garden art in a complex social and cultural world.

The Sun King S Garden

Author: Ian Thompson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582346313
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Presents an illustrated account of the creation of one of the world's most dazzling and extensive gardens, the gardens at the palace of Versailles, noting the unique four-decade friendship between Louis XIV, the creator of the garden, and Andre Le Ntre, the gardener.

A World Of Gardens

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233787
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A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest. Though gardening is beloved the world over, the style of gardens themselves varies from region to region, determined as much by culture as climate. In this series of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a world tour of different periods in the making of gardens. Hunt shows here how cultural assumptions and local geography have shaped gardens and their meaning. He explores our continuing responses to land and reworkings of the natural world, encompassing a broad range of gardens, from ancient Roman times to early Islamic and Mughal gardens, from Chinese and Japanese gardens to the invention of the public park and modern landscape architecture. A World of Gardens looks at key chapters in garden history, reviewing their significance past and present and tracing the recurrence of different themes and motifs in the design and reception of gardens throughout the world. A World of Gardens celebrates the idea that similar experiences of gardens can be found in many different times and places, including sacred landscapes, scientific gardens, urban gardens, secluded gardens, and symbolic gardens. Featuring two hundred images, this book is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration, whether your garden is a window box, a secluded backyard, or a daydream.

Herrenhausen Im Internationalen Vergleich

Author: Sigrid Thielking
Editor: Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München
ISBN: 3960910053
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Die Herrenhäuser Gärten bestechen in ihrer nachbarschaftlichen Versammlung verschiedener Gartentypen (Großer Garten, Berggarten, Georgengarten, Welfengarten), die ein Stück Welfengeschichte und eine einzigartige Konzentration verschiedener Gartenformationen bieten. Hier versammelten sich Regenten, Philosophen und Staatsmänner, Musen und Mätressen, Reisende und Diplomaten, Künstler und Wissenschaftler zum regen wissenschaftlichen, kulturellen und geselligen Austausch. Inzwischen wurde im Großen Garten zu Herrenhausen das Schloss durch die VolkswagenStiftung zu einem Wissenschaftszentrum wieder aufgebaut, um als ein "Treibhaus der Ideen" dieses Ensemble von Herrenhausen zu bereichern und den Dialog zu fördern.Wissenschaftlich ist Herrenhausen noch zu wenig in den Fokus einer vergleichenden Gartenforschung getreten; hier eine entsprechend stärkere Berücksichtigung zu initiieren, ist eine Intention des vorliegenden Bandes. Die Beiträge der Konferenz "Herrenhausen im internationalen Vergleich. Eine kritische Betrachtung", die, gefördert durch die VolkswagenStiftung, vom Zentrum für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur (CGL) ausgerichtet wurde, werfen insofern frappierende und frische Blicke auf Herrenhausen. Der vorliegende Tagungsband beleuchtet die Wichtigkeit der Gärten Herrenhausens sowohl in ihren internationalen und nationalen Bezügen als auch in ihren bis heute lebendigen lokalen, wissenschaftlichen und kulturellen Verschränkungen. Mit Beiträgen von: Annette Antoine, Thomas Biskup, Arno Brandt, Michael Braum , Horst Bredekamp, Gabriella Catalano, Ronald Clark, Joseph Disponzio, Marlis Drevermann, Hubertus Fischer, Sepp Heckmann, Klaus Hulek, John Dixon Hunt, Kaspar Klaffke, Wilhelm Krull, Sarah Michaelis, Holger Paschburg, Katharina Peters, Bianca Maria Rinaldi, Michael Rohde, Georg Ruppelt, Sophie von Schwerin, Kristina Steyer, Sigrid Thielking , Robert Weber, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Carl Zillich

A World History Of Architecture

Author: Marian Moffett
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856693714
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The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

Baroque Garden Cultures

Author: Michel Conan
Editor: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884023043
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Baroque Garden Cultures: Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion proposes a new approach to the study of baroque gardens, examining the social reception of gardens as a means to understand garden culture in general and exploring baroque gardens as a feature of baroque cultures in particular. In so doing, it negotiates a turning point in garden history. Jose Antonio Maravall determined that baroque culture grew out of the social and economic crises of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, precipitating the establishment of the state and its concomitant engines of repression and propaganda. This absolutist state deployed the arts as a political means to dazzle society into submission to the monarch. The varying degrees of state control allowed for diverse cultural and political reception of the arts to emerge and for the possibility of anti-baroque arts to develop alongside baroque ones. This possibility invites us to understand the conditions of artistic production as a preamble to aesthetic criticism and to position garden history within the framework of social history. Such an approach explores and explains the vexing differences in baroque art and landscape architecture in different countries and at different times from the end of the sixteenth century to the present. Although primarily associated with Europe, baroque culture developed elsewhere as well. Gardens played a prominent role in the development of the European baroque, with variations due to the different political systems and social structures in place between 1580 and 1770. These countries nevertheless entertained a dense network of cultural relationships and the reception of baroque gardens can thus be studied in an international context. This study of gardens ranging from western and northern Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to as far away as twelfth-century China shows how the study of audience reception can renew our understanding of hte cultural role of gardens. Gardens have a life of their own and this book's various chapters ponder how they might have been formative of culture in a way that completely escaped the intentions of their creators and designers. This volume also studies the changing reception of gardens long after they were designed, including the reception of historical gardens by contemporary tourists and art critics. Baroque Garden Cultures demonstrates that while baroque garden politics encouraged emulation and led to various forms of sublimation of its attempts at cultural control, it could not ultimately escape clever means of subversion.

Tradition And Innovation In French Garden Art

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812236347
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In the absence of any modern history of French garden art, this volume offers twelve chapters that review some of the most interesting and innovative moments of French garden history. This series of studies traces a progression from what is taken as the golden age of French garden art, in the late seventeenth century, up to the present, when a renaissance of French design theory and practice is clearly visible. By exploring the contributions of such important designers as Jean-Marie Morel and Claude-Henri Watelet, these essays argue for a tradition that includes, but is by no means exclusively influenced by, Andre Le Notre, long considered the dominant figure in French garden history. Even a glance at the wealth of garden theory and practice during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries must call into question the conventional neglect of post-Le Notrean work. Each author reads a significant moment of garden art in relation to a whole cluster of cultural concerns, which change with the time and place of the garden discussed; overall, this has meant invoking town planning, engineering, optics, scientific and philosophic movements, bourgeois ethics, foreign imports, vernacular workings of the land, the rise of professional landscape practice, even the modernist refusal to recognize the garden itself as the prime site of intervention in the landscape.

The Mapmakers Quest Depicting New Worlds In Renaissance Europe

Author: David Buisseret
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500909
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In 1400 Europe was behind large parts of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. For instance, the people gf China and of Japan were considerably more advanced in this respect. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power and use of cartography. The Mapmakers' Quest seeks to understand this development - not only to tease out the strands of thought and practice which led to the use of maps, but also to assess the ways in which such use affected European societies and economies. Taking as a starting point the question of why there were so few maps in Europe in 1400 and so many by 1650, the book explores the reasons for this and its implications for European history. It examines, inter al, how mapping and military technology advanced in tandem, how modern states' territories were mapped and borders drawn up, the role of maps in shaping the urban environment, and cartography's links to the new sciences.

The Language Of Landscape

Author: Anne Whiston Spirn
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300082944
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This eloquent and powerful book combines poetry and pragmatism to teach the language of landscape. Anne Whiston Spirn, author of the award-winning The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design, argues that the language of landscape exists with its own syntax, grammar, and metaphors, and that we imperil ourselves by failing to learn to read and speak this language. To understand the meanings of landscape, our habitat, is to see the world differently and to enable ourselves to avoid profound aesthetic and environmental mistakes. Offering examples that range across thousands of years and five continents, Spirn examines urban, rural, and natural landscapes. She discusses the thought of renowned landscape authors--Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frederick Law Olmsted, Lawrence Halprin--and of less well known pioneers, including Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and Danish landscape artist C. Th. Sørensen. She discusses instances of great landscape designers using landscape fluently, masterfully, and sometimes cynically. And, in a probing analysis of the many meanings of landscape, Spirn shows how one person's ideal landscape may be another's nightmare, how Utopian landscapes can be dark. There is danger when we lose the connection between a place and our understanding of it, Spirn warns, and she calls for change in the way we shape our environment, based on the notions of nature as a set of ideas and landscape as the expression of action and ideas in place.