The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

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Frances Lincoln, 2003 - Gardening - 256 pages
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Telling the story of one of the most important gardens in Europe, created by the internationally celebrated architectural critic and designer Charles Jencks and his late wife, the landscape architect and author Maggie Keswick, this book looks at The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. It is a landscape that celebrates the new sciences of complexity and chaos theory and consists of a series of metaphors exploring the origins, the destiny and the substance of the Universe. The garden is full of ideas, associations, games and memories; Jencks weaves his personal account of the garden's creation into an investigation into the revelations of recent science, using landscape and design to shed light on the way we can now conceive of the Universe. This book is illustrated with year-round photography, bringing the garden's many dimensions vividly to life.

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Jencks and his late spouse, Maggie Keswick, created the first true garden of the 21st century in Scotland at their Portrack home. Encompassing landscape, sculpture, flowers and trees, and paths, it ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Architectural critic and historian Charles Jencks is the author of, among many other titles, Le Corbusier and the Tragic View of Architecture (Doubleday 50M copies sold to date)., The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, and The Architecture of the Jumping Universe.

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