Nature and Ideology: Nature and Garden Design in the Twentieth Century

Nature and Ideology: Nature and Garden Design in the Twentieth Century

by Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture
     
 

ISBN-10: 0884022463

ISBN-13: 9780884022466

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

This volume explores the broad range of ideas about nature reflected in twentieth-century concepts of natural gardens and their ideological implications. The desire to produce a natural garden design has fascinated many professional and lay designers, and the various contributions in this volume investigate their use of earlier ideas of natural gardens and their…  See more details below

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This volume explores the broad range of ideas about nature reflected in twentieth-century concepts of natural gardens and their ideological implications. The desire to produce a natural garden design has fascinated many professional and lay designers, and the various contributions in this volume investigate their use of earlier ideas of natural gardens and their relationship to the immensely rich model that nature offers. The work of early twentieth-century natural garden advocates is discussed in regard to its relevance to contemporary design approaches. These ideas of natural garden design helped shape much of twentieth-century landscape architecture in both the United States and Europe, and the ideologies underlying various concepts of natural gardens show how political, economic, and social developments influenced design programs and decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884022466
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape Architecture, #18
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.23(h) x 1.08(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
An Evolutionary Perspective on Strengths, Fallacies, and Confusions in the Concept of Native Plants11
Nature and Ideology in Western Descriptions of the Chinese Garden21
Rousseau, Goethe, Humboldt: Their Influence on Later Advocates of the Nature Garden35
Emerson's Aesthetic and Natural Design: A Theoretical Foundation for the Work of Horace William Shaler Cleveland59
Re-presenting Nature: Ideology, Art, and Science in William Robinson's "Wild Garden"81
Warren H. Manning: Pragmatist in the Wild Garden113
Wild Gardening and the Popular American Magazine, 1890-1918131
Jacobus P. Thijsse's Influence on Dutch Landscape Architecture155
The Nationalization of Nature and the Naturalization of the German Nation: "Teutonic" Trends in Early Twentieth-Century Landscape Design187
Ideological Aspects of Nature Garden Concepts in Late Twentieth-Century Germany221
The Authority of Nature: Conflict and Confusion in Landscape Architecture249
Contributors263
Index267

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