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Garden history : a very short introduction

By: Campbell, Gordon (Fellow in Renaissance Studies, University of Leicester)

Part of the Very Short Introductions series
0199689873 / 9780199689873
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18 cm 176 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions.

They can serve as spaces of peace and tranquilty, a way to cultivate wildlife, or as places to develop agricultural resources.

Globally, gardens have inspired, comforted, and sustained people from all walks of life, and since the Garden of Eden many iconic gardens have inspired great artists, poets, musicians, and writers.

In this Very Short Introduction, Gordon Campbell embraces gardens in all their splendour, from parks, and fruit and vegetable gardens to ornamental gardens, and takes the reader on a globe-trotting historical journey through iconic and cultural signposts of gardens from different regions and traditions.

Ranging from the gardens of ancient Persia to modern day allotments, he concludes by looking to the future of the garden in the age of global warming, and the adaptive spirit of humaninnovation.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


WMB Gardens (descriptions, history etc), WMD Garden design & planning, WMQL Landscape gardening, WMQN Natural & wild gardening

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