The Practice of Garden Theory New edition
By (author) John Dixon Hunt
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Greater Perfections by John Dixon Hunt
Book DescriptionProfessor Dixon Hunt's highly acclaimed book, newly available in paperback, provides a thoroughly researched, conceptual approach to what many consider to be a solely practical activity. Taking a broad view of gardens as landscape architecture, Greater Perfections explores the meaning of 'garden' and its relationship to other interventions in the natural world. Above all, it offers a new and challenging account of the role of representation in garden art itself. Though his book draws upon many different historical traditions and archival materials (including a rich array of visual illustrations), Hunt undertakes on major historical excursus: into the late 17th century and the figure of John Evelyn. Wide-ranging in its other references - from Babylon to Battery Park City, from Renaissance villas to reconstituted wetlands, from Elizabethan poetry to Wallace Stevens - Greater Perfections proposes a wholly fresh basis for the understanding of that most vital and persistent human activity: the making of gardens.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500281932
(248mm x 219mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Dixon Hunt
PWP Landscape Architecture, Hardback (October 2016)
Focus on the work of PWP, highlighting over 20 recent and on-going projects, and featuring previously unseen material.
World of Gardens, Paperback (July 2015)View all books by John Dixon Hunt
Though gardening is beloved the world over, the style of gardens themselves varies from region to region, determined as much by culture as climate. In this series of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a world tour of different periods in the making of gardens.
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Author Biography - John Dixon Hunt
John Dixon Hunt is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Picturesque Garden in Europe, also published by Thames & Hudson.
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