European Garden Design: From Classical Antiquity to the Present Dayby Rolf Toman
The garden as an idyllic place of peace and banishment from it are inextricably intertwined with many stories of the creation of humankind. The garden symbolizes a paradisiacal golden age, a time of perfection, a refuge for human hopes and longings. This gorgeous volume, rich in visual impressions as well as knowledgeable information, guides readers through all the fascinating facets of Occidental gardens. The gardens observed in depth range all the way from antiquity to the contemporary, with special emphasis on the artistic garden landscapes of the Renaissance and the baroque period in specific European countries. Countries further off the beaten track and special topics of interest, such as the Arab gardens of Spain, are also addressed. Chapters devoted to exploration of the theory and practice of gardening round off this comprehensive and informative book.
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