European Garden Design: From Classical Antiquity to the Present Day
Autor: Ehrenfried Kluckert
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Atmospheric photography and informed text are used to trace the wide variety of gardens, which have been created throughout European art history. Gardens are idyllic refuges where we can find tranquillity, recuperation and enjoyment. The cultural history of gardens is closely bound up with man’s hopes and longings. According to most of the world’s creation stories, the human race began in an en-closed garden with trees, blossoms, fruits and clear springs. This passion for shaping the abundance of nature runs throughout history from the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the rich tradition of European garden design. This book gives a complete picture of the development of the art of garden design and its most important periods and theories, along with numerous examples of representative gardens.