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European gardens: history, philosophy and design

European gardens: history, philosophy and design

Turner, Tom (2011) European gardens: history, philosophy and design. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 978-0-415-49684-1

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[Book description from publisher's website]
Garden design and usage has been a feature of human civilisation as far back as Neolithic times, when the first gardens began to be used for residential, horticultural and sacred tasks. Tom Turner follows the entire history of the European garden from its prehistoric roots right up to the present day in this beautifully illustrated book.

European Gardens is divided into ten periods of history and garden development, detailing the advancement of land usage for over 10,000 years. Some of the topics covered in this comprehensive book include the Egyptian gardens of the Pharaohs, the castle gardens of medieval times, eclectic gardens of the nineteenth century and abstract gardens of the last 100 years. The geographical scope of this book covers the whole of the European continent, and touches the garden designs of North Africa and the Middle East.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: garden, history, design, philosophy, religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Landscape & Garden Design
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14

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