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Author Turner, Tom.

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

Published London : Spon Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Burnley  712.609 TURN    AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit High Use  712.09 TURN  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 294 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, plans ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Gardens -- History.
Gardens -- Philosophy -- History.
Gardens -- Design -- History.
ISBN 0415317487 (hbk.)
0415317495 (pbk.)