Gardens and Imagination
Cultural History and Agency
By (author) Michel Conan
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Gardens and Imagination by Michel Conan
Book DescriptionFrom mirroring the true reality of God in Sufi Persia to the enjoyment of fictitious identities in Rome or present-day Granada, the ways of imagination in gardens are infinitely varied. This book explores how gardens are imagined, and also how they are used to trigger the imagination by cultures around the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780884023357
(266mm x 240mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michel Conan
Landscape Manifesto, Hardback (September 2010)
Makes the case for landscape as an art. This book presents the author's most complete vision yet of the theory and practice of urban landscape design as a discipline that combines the science of ecology with the formal aspects of aesthetics. It also includes discussions of urban ecology, and environmentally beneficial building techniques.
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)
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.
Middle East Garden Traditions, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Michel Conan
Explores the interplay of conflicting influences, the cultural reception of gardens in religious and mystical societies, and the political uses of gardens, presenting an unexpected diversity of garden forms in different levels of society.
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