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A History of Garden Art

A History of Garden Art
From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
2 Volume Set


  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108076166

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  • Marie Luise Gothein (1863–1931) published this scholarly two-volume history of garden design in German in 1913. Its second edition of 1925 was translated into English by Laura Archer-Hind, edited by gardening author Walter P. Wright (1864–1940), and published in 1928. The highly illustrated work is still regarded as among the most thorough and important surveys of its kind. It begins by examining evidence from both archaeology and literature, as well as climate and soil conditions, to discuss the gardens of ancient Egypt and Assyria, and continues to survey developments worldwide until the twentieth century. Individual gardens, technical innovations, and fashions in horticulture are all discussed in detail. Volume 1 begins in ancient times and ends with English gardens during the Renaissance, and Volume 2 describes gardening in Europe, the Far East and North America from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

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    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108076166
    • length: 1006 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 26 mm
    • weight: 2.39kg
    • contains: 668 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface to the English edition
    Preface to the first edition
    Abridged preface to the second edition
    1. Ancient Egypt
    2. Western Asia in ancient times
    3. Ancient Greece
    4. The Roman empire
    5. Byzantine gardens and the countries of Islam
    6. The middle ages in the west
    7. Italy in the time of the Renaissance and the baroque style
    8. Spain and Portugal in the time of the Renaissance
    9. France in the time of the Renaissance
    10. England in the time of the Renaissance. Volume 2:
    11. Germany and the Netherlands in the time of the Renaissance
    12. The time of Louis XIV
    13. The French garden in European countries
    14 China and Japan
    15. The English landscape garden
    16. tendencies of garden art in the nineteenth century
    17. Modern English gardening
    18. Landscape architecture in North America
    Select bibliography
    Index to volumes 1 and 2.

  • Author

    Marie Luise Schroeter Gothein


    Walter P. Wright


    Laura Archer-Hind

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