Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art
By (author) Michel Conan
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Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art by Michel Conan
Book DescriptionEssays in this volume explore this complex framework of relationships the diverse settings of Britain, France, Biedermeier Vienna, and renaissance Genoa. The volume confirms that gardens were objects of conspicuous consumption, but also challenges the theories of consumption set forth by Thorstein Veblen and Pierre Bourdieu, and explores the contributions of gardens to major cultural changes like the rise of public opinion, gender and family relationships, and capitalism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780884022879
(257mm x 184mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Gardens, City Life, and Culture, Paperback (June 2008)
Considering various cities, this book presents the different roles of gardens in cultural development and social life. It examines the dire lack of a municipal garden policy in contemporary Marrakech.
Gardens and Cultural Change, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Michel Conan
Explores the variety of relationships between garden making and cultural change in Argentina, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. This book shows how gardens express cultural invention and attempts at political manipulation, as well as provide places of cultural resistance by subjugated people.
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