Princeton University Library Catalog

A short history of gardens / Gordon Campbell.

Author:
Campbell, Gordon, 1944- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Εdition:
First Edition.
Description:
xii, 208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Summary note:
Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions. They can serve as spaces of peace and tranquilty, a way to cultivate wildlife, or as places to develop agricultural resources. Globally, gardens have inspired, comforted, and sustained people from all walks of life, and since the Garden of Eden many iconic gardens have inspired great artists, poets, musicians, and writers. In this short history, Gordon Campbell embraces gardens in all their splendour, from parks, and fruit and vegetable gardens to ornamental gardens, and takes the reader on a globe-trotting historical journey through iconic and cultural signposts of gardens from different regions and traditions. Ranging from the gardens of ancient Persia to modern day allotments, he concludes by looking to the future of the garden in the age of global warming, and the adaptive spirit of human innovation.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780198784616 (hardback)
  • 0198784619 (hardback)
LCCN:
2016942456
OCLC:
964291231
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