Garden and Metaphor: Essays on the Essence of the Garden


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  • Author: Ana Kučan, Mateja Kurir (eds.)
    In this book, landscape architects, sociologists, architects, artists, philosophers and historians illuminate different aspects of the garden in the Anthropocene in six chapters: the garden as a place of community, garden as art, garden as a place of enchantment and rapture, opening up questions of what garden as a model could stand for. A beautifully designed, attractive volume with photography by Anne Schwalbe.Never before had the garden to fulfil so many demands as it does today. It is a refuge from digitalised life and acts as a bridge to nature. As a man-made place where plants grow, it is cultivated and untameable at the same time. While for centuries the gardener's ambition was to control and subjugate nature, today it serves more as a place for retreat, a possible surrogate for wilderness, a habitat for animals or it fulfils the dream of self-sufficiency.
    ISBN 9783035626551. Birkhauser Verlag. hb. 320 pages. 110 colour, 10 b/w ills. 24 x 17 cm.