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Title Thinking the sculpture garden : art, plant, landscape / edited by Penny Florence
Published New York : Routledge, 2020
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Contents Tremenheere : Place of the Long Stones. Art, plants, landscape / Penny Florence -- Sculpture gardens and sculpture in gardens / John Dixon Hunt -- Landscape, art, plant, event / Penny Florence
Summary "This innovative book poses two, deceptively simple, questions: what is a sculpture garden, and what happens when you give equal weight to the main elements of landscape, planting and artwork? Its wide-ranging frame of reference, including the USA, Europe and Japan, is brought into focus through Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Cornwall, with which the book begins and ends. Effectively less than 15 years old, and largely the work of one man, Tremenheere affords an opportunity to examine as work-in-progress the creation of a new kind of sculpture garden. Beginning with a historical overview, the book traverses multiple ways of seeing and experiencing sculpture gardens, culminating in an exploration of their relevance as 'cultural ecology' in the context of globalisation, urbanisation and climate change. The thinking is non-dualist and broadly aligned with New Materialisms and Material Feminisms to explore our place as humans in the non-human world on which we depend. Eminent contributors, including John Dixon Hunt, George Descombes, Bernard Lassus and David Leatherbarrow, approach the issues through practices and theories of landscape architecture; garden and art making, history and writing; and philosophy. Richly illustrated with over 100 images, including a colour plate section, the book will primarily appeal to those engaged in professional or academic research, along with sculpture garden visitors, who will find new and surprising ways of experiencing plants and art in natural and urban settings"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Sculpture gardens.
ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (England)
Form Electronic book
Author Florence, Penny, editor.
LC no. 2019044825
ISBN 0429199880
0429574118
0429576226
0429578334
9780429199882
9780429574115
9780429576225
9780429578335