The world heritage of gardens /Duæsan Ogrin.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-307967

Description

400 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 31 cm, "The study of gardens and their history has made such enormous strides in recent years that there is now urgent need for a book summarizing our present knowledge in a reliable and attractive form. Dusan Ogrin, a renowned authority on the subject, has spent thirty years gathering material for this magisterial survey, which combines scholarship, detailed description and seductive photography." "The World Heritage of Gardens is divided into thirteen sections, beginning with ancient Egypt and proceeding via the European Middle Ages, Renaissance Italy, France, England, the Iberian peninsula, Germany and Eastern Europe to twentieth-century America. Parallel chapters treat China, Japan and the Islamic world. In each case, a historical account is followed by descriptions of surviving examples which can be visited today, thus creating a comprehensive guide to gardens all over the world, many - such as those in Poland and Russia - little known in the West." "As restoration, research and publication unearth the great gardens of the past from the neglect of centuries, it is becoming clear that they represent a major part of cultural history. Professor Ogrin's book, with its 386 spectacular color pictures, offers delight for the eye and stimulation for the mind, as well as providing an essential work of reference for historians, landscape artists, horticulturalists and all lovers of the garden."--Jacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Gardens History.
Historic gardens.
Gardens Design.
Landscape gardening.
Landscape design.
Landscape architecture.
Jardins Architecture.
Jardins Histoire.
Jardins Ouvrages illustrés.
Gardens.
Tuinen.
Bildband.
Gartenkunst.
Geschichte.

Originator

Ogrin, Duésan.

Publication

London : Thames and Hudson

Description

400 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 31 cm
"The study of gardens and their history has made such enormous strides in recent years that there is now urgent need for a book summarizing our present knowledge in a reliable and attractive form. Dusan Ogrin, a renowned authority on the subject, has spent thirty years gathering material for this magisterial survey, which combines scholarship, detailed description and seductive photography." "The World Heritage of Gardens is divided into thirteen sections, beginning with ancient Egypt and proceeding via the European Middle Ages, Renaissance Italy, France, England, the Iberian peninsula, Germany and Eastern Europe to twentieth-century America. Parallel chapters treat China, Japan and the Islamic world. In each case, a historical account is followed by descriptions of surviving examples which can be visited today, thus creating a comprehensive guide to gardens all over the world, many - such as those in Poland and Russia - little known in the West." "As restoration, research and publication unearth the great gardens of the past from the neglect of centuries, it is becoming clear that they represent a major part of cultural history. Professor Ogrin's book, with its 386 spectacular color pictures, offers delight for the eye and stimulation for the mind, as well as providing an essential work of reference for historians, landscape artists, horticulturalists and all lovers of the garden."--Jacket.

Notes

Translation of: Svetovna dediæsæcina vrtne umetnosti.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-397) and index.

ISBN

0500236666
9780500236666

Call Number

Stacks SB465.O4713 1993

Variant Title

Svetovna dediæsæcina vrtne umetnosti.