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Author Turner, Tom (Thomas Henry Duke), 1946-

Title Garden history : philosophy and design, 2000 BC--2000 AD / Tom Turner

Edition First edition
Published London ; New York : Spon Press, 2005


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Description ix, 294 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Design philosophy 2000 B.C.-2000 A.D. -- 2. Ancient gardens 2000 B.C.-1000 B.C. -- 3. Classical gardens 1400 B.C.-500 A.D. -- 4. West Asian and Islamic gardens 500 B.C.-1700 A.D. -- 5. Medieval gardens 600 A.D.-1500 A.D. -- 6. Renaissance gardens 1350-1650 -- 7. Baroque gardens 1600-1750 -- 8. Neoclassical and Romantic gardens 1700-1810 -- 9. Eclectic gardens 1800-1900 -- 10. Abstract and post-abstract gardens 1900-2000
Summary "Garden History: Philosophy and Design uses more than 400 colour photographs, 150 colour plans and 30 style diagrams to present and explain the development of gardens between 2000 B.C. and 2000 A.D. The story extends from Egypt and West Asia to Europe, the Americas and beyond. It includes developments in art, philosophy and the social use of outdoor space throughout the period." "Tom Turner's overview makes a large subject accessible to a wide range of readers, with particular emphasis on the philosophy of garden design and the resultant styles. Its unique approach makes it both the ideal concise introduction for the general reader and a structured analysis for the specialist, relating design styles to each other, to philosophical ideas and to the fine arts."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Restricted Electronic resource (access conditions)
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to EBL (Ebook Library)
Subject Gardens -- Philosophy.
Gardens -- History.
Gardens -- Philosophy -- History.
Gardens -- Design -- History.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2004000896
ISBN 0415317495 paperback
0415317487 hardback