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British Gardens

History, philosophy and design

By Tom Turner

Routledge – 2013 – 462 pages

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    978-0-415-51878-9
    June 25th 2013

Description

Garden design began in West Asia and spread through Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree. Following the historical method in Tom Turner’s books on Asian gardens (2010) and European gardens (2011), it uses almost 1000 colour photographs, plans and style diagrams to provide a word and image history of garden design. Individual chapters cover the Celtic, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Arts and Crafts, Modern and Postmodern periods. Additional information about the gardens in the book is available on the Gardenvisit.com website, which the author edits http://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/british_gardens_companion

Reviews

"A guide to an understanding of the ideas we bring to bear in making our own gardens and enjoying those of others" - The RHS Garden magazine

Contents

Preface 1. Neolithic gardens & landscapes: 3500BCE-43 2. Romano-British gardens & landscapes: 43-1066 3. Medieval gardens & landscapes: 1066-1485 4. Renaissance gardens & landscapes: 1485-1660 5. Baroque gardens & landscapes: 1660-1750 6. Neoclassical gardens & landscapes: 1730-1794 7. Romantic gardens & landscapes: 1794-1880 8. Arts and Crafts gardens & landscapes: 1880-1970 9. Abstract modern gardens: 1925-1972 1925-1980 10. Post-Abstract and sustainable gardens: post-1980 Appendix I: Asia, Europe and the British Isles Appendix II: Names for styles and periods Appendix III Wollaton Hall: Garden history and creative conservation Michael Simonsen

Author Bio

Tom Turner edits the Gardenvisit.com website and teaches on the undergraduate and Masters programmes in garden history and landscape architecture at the University of Greenwich in London.

Name: British Gardens: History, philosophy and design (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Tom Turner. Garden design began in West Asia and spread through Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree. Following the historical method in Tom Turner’s books on Asian gardens (2010) and European gardens...
Categories: Gardens and Designed Landscapes, British History, Horticulture