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By John Dixon Hunt

A jap backyard is instantly precise to the attention from the conventional gardens of an English manor apartment, simply because the manicured topiaries of Versailles distinction with the pointy cacti of the yankee Southwest. although gardening is cherished internationally, the fashion of gardens themselves varies from sector to quarter, decided as a lot by means of tradition as weather. during this sequence of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on an international travel of other sessions within the making of gardens.
Hunt indicates right here how cultural assumptions and native geography have formed gardens and their that means. He explores our carrying on with responses to land and reworkings of the flora and fauna, encompassing a vast diversity of gardens, from historical Roman instances to early Islamic and Mughal gardens, from Venetian gardens to chinese language and jap gardens, in addition to the discovery of the general public park and glossy panorama structure. a global of Gardens seems to be at key chapters in backyard heritage, reviewing their importance in prior and current and tracing the recurrence of alternative issues and motifs within the layout and reception of gardens through the global.
A international of Gardens celebrates the concept comparable reviews of gardens are available in lots of diverse occasions and areas, together with sacred landscapes, clinical gardens, city gardens, secluded gardens and symbolic gardens. good illustrated and wide-ranging, this publication is a treasure trove of principles and inspiration.

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