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Gardens and Cultural Change: A Pan-American Perspective
     

Gardens and Cultural Change: A Pan-American Perspective

by Michel Conan (Editor), Jeffrey Quilter (Editor)
 

Gardens contain time, culture, and nature. They are powerful symbolic spaces onto which a society can project its ideals, either to conjure or contrive cultural change, rooting them in the flow of natural processes. Five authors explore the variety of relationships between garden making and cultural change in Argentina, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States

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Gardens contain time, culture, and nature. They are powerful symbolic spaces onto which a society can project its ideals, either to conjure or contrive cultural change, rooting them in the flow of natural processes. Five authors explore the variety of relationships between garden making and cultural change in Argentina, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. They show how gardens express popular cultural invention and attempts at political manipulation, as well as provide places of cultural resistance by subjugated people. Issues of identity and ideology; political coercion and resistance apply equally throughout the continent, inviting a renewed attention to gardens as places where cultural identities are forged and contested.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884023302
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Other Titles in Garden History Series
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

?Michel Conan is the former Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks.

Jeffrey Quilter is Deputy Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.

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