A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment (The Cultural Histories Series)

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment (The Cultural Histories Series)

By: Stephen Bending (editor)Paperback

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The Enlightenment raised fundamental questions about what it meant to be human in a truly global world. At the heart of debates about nature, culture and history, the garden offered itself as a practical demonstration, a living experiment, and a site of debate and discourse. The design, planting, experience and representation of contemporary gardens in Europe, China and North America reveal intense contributions to debates on aesthetics, both personal and national politics, and on the shaping of nature.

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Stephen Bending is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Women, Gardens and Eighteenth-Century Culture, and co-editor of Writing Rural England 1500-1800.


A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment, Edited by Stephen Bending Introduction Design, Timothy Mowl, University of Bristol, UK Types of Gardens, Michael Charlesworth, University of Texas at Austin, USA Plantings, Michael Symes, independent scholar Use and Reception, David Lambert, independent scholar Meaning, Patrick Eyres, independent scholar Verbal Representations, Rachel Crawford, University of San Francisco, USA Visual Representations, Annie Richardson, University of Lincoln, UK Gardens and the Larger Landscape, Sarah Spooner, University of East Anglia, UK, and Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia, UK

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/09/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781350009929
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781350009929
  • weight: 602
  • ISBN10: 135000992X

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