The History of Gardens

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University of California Press, 1985 - Architecture - 288 pages
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Looks at landscape designs and notes the philosophical, cultural, social, and aesthetic considerations underlying gardens throughout the world from the era of ancient Greece to contemporary times
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
Persian and Islamic Gardens
27
Chinese Gardens
43
Japanese Gardens
63
Medieval Gardens
81
The Renaissance Garden in Italy
95
Jokes and Puzzles
113
The Renaissance Garden in France and England
121
The Development of the Formal Garden in Europe
163
Leaping the Fence
181
This Perfectly Arcadian Farm
199
The Total Landscape
209
Gardens in the Nineteenth Century
227
The Modern Garden
253
BIBLIOGRAPHY
281
Copyright

Louis XIV and Versailles
147

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