Vista: The Culture and Politics of Gardens

Vista: The Culture and Politics of Gardens

by Noel Kingsbury
     
 

Since the 18th century, when Pope and Addison meditated deeply on gardens, there has been very little critical discussion of gardens and gardening. This stimulating, entertaining and original collection of essays aims to redress that balance, renewing the connection between gardening and the wider intellectual and cultural world. Essays include : "The Garden

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Since the 18th century, when Pope and Addison meditated deeply on gardens, there has been very little critical discussion of gardens and gardening. This stimulating, entertaining and original collection of essays aims to redress that balance, renewing the connection between gardening and the wider intellectual and cultural world. Essays include : "The Garden And The Division Of Labour" by Martin Hoyles, "Horticultural Intervention Art" by Tony Heywood, "Digging For Anarchy" by Tom Hodgkinson, "The Spirit Of The Geometrician" by Fernando Caruncho, "As The Garden, So The Earth - The Politics Of The Natural Garden" by Noël Kingsbury, "Landscape Design And Life: Conflict Or Complicity?" by Gilles Clement, "The Explosion Of Garden Visiting In France" by Louisa Jones, "Garden, Nature, Art" by David Cooper, "Nyc Wtc 9:11: The Healing Gardens Of Paradise Lost" by Lorna Mcneur, "The Power Is In Harmony" by Nori and Sandra Pope, "Unnatural History: Women, Gardening And Femininity" by Rozsika Parker, "Zen And The Art Of Tea Gardening" by Charles Chesshire, "Where Have All The Critics Gone?" by Anne Wareham, "The Garden As Art" by George Carter, "Gardens Of Ethnicity" by Clare Rishbeth and "Psychotopia" by Tim Richardson.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711225756
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
544,955
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.93(d)

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Meet the Author

Noel Kingsbury has been described as "the voice of authority with renegade undertones". A gardener since childhood, he has run a nursery, designed gardens and public spaces and done doctoral research at the University of Sheffield's Department of Landscape. He is best known for his promotion of naturalistic planting design, but is passionate about any kind of innovation in the garden. Noel has written more than 20 books on garden matters, including four with Piet Oudolf. He lives and gardens near Hay-on-Wye. www.noelkingsbury.com

Tim Richardson is a writer who specializes in garden and landscape design and history. He has been gardens editor at Country Life, and landscape editor at Wallpaper* magazine, and was founding editor of both the award-winning gardens magazine New Eden and Country Life Gardens. He now contributes mostly to the Daily Telegraph, House and Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Country Life. He is the author of Phaidon's The Garden Book, Vanguard Landscapes Gardens of Martha Schwartz, English Gardens of the 20th Century and the award-winning The New English Garden published by Frances Lincoln. He is also editor of Vista: the Culture and Politics of Gardens (Frances Lincoln).

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