The Meaning of Gardens: Idea, Place, and Action

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Mark Francis, Randolph T. Hester
MIT Press, 1992 - Architecture - 283 pages
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Gardens reveal the relationship between culture and nature, yet in the vast library of garden literature few books focus on what the garden means - on the ecology of garden as idea, place, and action. The Meaning of Gardens maps out how the garden is perceived, designed, used, and valued. Essays from a variety of disciplines are organized around six metaphors special to our time - the garden muses of Faith, Power, Ordering, Cultural Expression, Personal Expression, and Healing. Each muse suggests specific inspirations for garden and landscape design.

  

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Contents

Thoughts Occasioned by the Blake 720
38
4
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14
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Six Garden Stories Nature
238
Chip Sullivan 276 Gardening as Healing Process
244
Postscript
260
Contributors
274
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Mark Francis, FASLA is Professor and former Chair of landscapearchitecture at the University of California, Davis. He is author ofUrban Open Space, Village Homes,, Public Space, The California LandscapeGarden, and Community Open Space.

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