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10%OFFSonja Dümpelmann - A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Empire (The Cultural Histories Series) - 9781350009936 - V9781350009936
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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Empire (The Cultural Histories Series)

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Description for A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Empire (The Cultural Histories Series) Paperback. Editor(s): Dumpelmann, Sonja. Series: The Cultural Histories Series. Num Pages: 304 pages, 54 bw illus. BIC Classification: 3JH; 3JJ; AMV; HBLL; HBTB; WMB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 171 x 243 x 18. Weight in Grams: 602.
As much as the nineteenth and early twentieth century gardens and their designs were a product and representation of industrialization and urbanization, they were also motors of change. Gardens became an industry in and of themselves. They were both the last resting places of the dead and cultivated plots for survival. Gardens were therapeutic environments regarded as civilizing, socializing and assimilating institutions, and they were designed and perceived as social landscapes and community playgrounds. Rich with symbolism, gardens were treated as the subject and the setting for literature and painting and were often considered works of ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Series
The Cultural Histories Series
Condition
New
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781350009936
SKU
V9781350009936
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About Sonja Dümpelmann
Sonja Dumpleman is associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of a book on the life and work of Italian landscape architect Maria Teresa Parapagliolo Shephard and of a forthcoming book on the influence of powered aviation on landscape.

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