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Gardens and Imagination
By Michel Conan

Gardens and Imagination

Cultural History and Agency

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Gardens and Imagination by Michel Conan

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From 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 Details

ISBN: 9780884023357
ISBN-10: 0884023354
Format: Paperback
(266mm x 240mm x 26mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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