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A Cultural History of Gardens (6-Volume Set)

Series: The Cultural Histories Series

By: Michael Leslie (Editor), John Dixon Hunt (Editor), Kathryn Gleason (Editor), Elizabeth Hyde (Editor), Stephen Bending (Editor), Sonja Dümpelmann (Editor)

1675 pages, 300 b/w photos and illustrations, tables

Berg Publishers

Hardback | Apr 2013 | #209671 | ISBN-13: 9781847882653
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NHBS Price: £350.00 $446/€418 approx

About this book

A Cultural History of Gardens presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of gardens as physical, social and artistic spaces.

1. A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity
2. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age
3. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Renaissance
4. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment
5. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Empire
6. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age

Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters:
1. Design
2. Types of Gardens
3. Planting
4. Use and Reception
5. Meaning
6. Verbal Representations
7. Visual Representations
8. Gardens and the Larger Landscape

This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on gardens through history.


Contents

Volume One: A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity
Edited by Kathryn Gleason, Cornell University, USA
Introduction
Design, Kathryn Gleason, Cornell University, USA
Types of Gardens, Inge Nielsen, Hamburg University, Germany
Planting, Lena Landgren, Lund University, Sweden
Use and Reception, Elizabeth Macaulay Lewis, Oxford University, UK
Visual Representations, Catherine Kearns, Cornell University, USA
Verbal Representations, Anthony Littlewood, University of Toronto, Canada, and Katharine T. von Stackelberg, Brock University, Canada
Meaning, Katharine T. von Stackelberg, Brock University, Canada
Gardens and the Larger Landscape, Rachel Foulk, Emory University, USA
Index

Volume Two: A Cultural History of Gardens in the Middle Ages
Edited by Michael Leslie, Rhodes College, USA
Introduction
Design, John Dixon Hunt, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Types of Gardens, James Schryver, University of Northern Minnesota, USA
Planting, Rebecca Krug, University of Minnesota, USA
Use and Reception, Laura Howes, University of Tennessee, USA
Visual Representations, Michael Leslie, Rhodes College, USA
Verbal Representations, Elisabeth Augsburg
Meaning, Johanna Bauman, ARTstor, USA
Gardens and the Larger Landscape, Robert Liddiard and Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia, UK
Index

Volume Three: A Cultural History of Gardens in the Renaissance
Edited by Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University, USA
Introduction
Design, Luke Morgan, Monash University, Australia
Types of Gardens, Rafaella Fabiani-Giannetto, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Planting, Margherita Zalum, Marist College, USA
Use and Reception, Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University, USA
Visual Representations, Ma³gorzata Szafrañska, The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland
Verbal Representations, Michael Leslie, Rhodes College, USA
Meaning, Luke Morgan, Monash University, Australia
Gardens and the Larger Landscape, Mirka Beneš, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Index

Volume Four: A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment
Edited by Stephen Bending, University of Southampton, UK
Introduction
Design, Timothy Mowl, Bristol University, UK
Types of Gardens, Michael Charlesworth, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Planting, Michael Symes, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Use and Reception, David Lambert, The Parks Agency, UK
Visual Representations, Annie Richardson, University of Lincoln, UK
Verbal Representations, Rachel Crawford, University of San Francisco, USA
Meaning, Patrick Eyres, New Arcadian Press, UK
Gardens and the Larger Landscape, Sarah Spooner & Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia, UK
Index

Volume Five: A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Empire
Edited by Sonja Dümpelmann, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, USA
Introduction
Design, Brent Elliott, Lindley Library, Royal Horticultural Society, UK
Types of Gardens, Brent Elliott, Lindley Library, Royal Horticultural Society, UK
Planting, Mark Laird, Harvard University, USA
Use and Reception, Daniel Nadenicek, University of Georgia, USA
Visual Representations, Iris Lauterbach, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Germany
Verbal Representations, Linda Parshall, Portland State University, USA
Meaning, Heath Schenker, University of California, Davis, USA
Gardens and the Larger Landscape, Gert Gröning, Berlin University of the Arts, and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Index

Volume Six: A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age
Edited by John Dixon Hunt, UK
Introduction
Design, Anita Berrizbeita, Harvard University, USA
Types of Gardens, Peter Jacobs, University of Montreal, Canada
Planting, Dennis MacGlade and Laurie Olin, Olin Partnership, Philaldelphia, USA
Use and Reception, Udo Weilacher, University of Munich, Germany
Visual Representations, Michael Jacob, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Verbal Representations, Michael Leslie, Rhodes College, USA
Meaning, John Dixon Hunt, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gardens and the Larger Landscape, David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Index


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Biography

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College, USA. John Dixon Hunt is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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