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.

Overgrown

Author: Julian Raxworthy
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262038536
Size: 12,97 MB
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A call for landscape architects to leave the office and return to the garden. Addressing one of the most repressed subjects in landscape architecture, this book could only have been written by someone who is both an experienced gardener and a landscape architect. With Overgrown, Julian Raxworthy offers a watershed work in the tradition of Ian McHarg, Anne Whiston Spirn, Kevin Lynch, and J. B. Jackson. As a discipline, landscape architecture has distanced itself from gardening, and landscape architects take pains to distinguish themselves from gardeners or landscapers. Landscape architects tend to imagine gardens from the office, representing plants with drawings or other simulations, whereas gardeners work in the dirt, in real time, planting, pruning, and maintaining. In Overgrown, Raxworthy calls for the integration of landscape architecture and gardening. Each has something to offer the other: Landscape architecture can design beautiful spaces, and gardening can enhance and deepen the beauty of garden environments over time. Growth, says Raxworthy, is the medium of garden development; landscape architects should leave the office and go into the garden in order to know growth in an organic, nonsimulated way. Raxworthy proposes a new practice for working with plant material that he terms “the viridic” (after “the tectonic” in architecture), from the Latin word for green, with its associations of spring and growth. He builds his argument for the viridic through six generously illustrated case studies of gardens that range from “formal” to “informal” approaches—from a sixteenth-century French Renaissance water garden to a Scottish poet-scientist's “marginal” garden, barely differentiated from nature. Raxworthy argues that landscape architectural practice itself needs to be “gardened,” brought back into the field. He offers a “Manifesto for the Viridic” that casts designers and plants as vegetal partners in a renewed practice of landscape gardening.

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

Baroque Garden Cultures

Author: Michel Conan
Editor: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884023043
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"Baroque Garden Cultures" 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.

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.

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 Sun King S Garden

Author: Ian H. Thompson
Editor: PHP研究所
ISBN: 9780747576488
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The engrossing story of the most dazzling and extensive gardens the world has ever known and the two men - king and gardener - who created them

Feast Your Eyes

Author: Susan Pennington
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520235223
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In an effort to beautify traditional vegetable gardens, landscape architects and gardeners are finding inspiration in the European vegetable gardens of the 17th century. "Feast Your Eyes" examines the historical antecedents of this modern movement. 106 illustrations. 16 photos.