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Samson, Alexander

Locus Amoenus: Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance

Samson, Alexander - Locus Amoenus: Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance, ebook

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Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment.
  • A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden history
  • Essays demonstrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment
  • The book's broad coverage includes botany and herbals, literary reflections of changing ideas of landscape and nature, and human's place within it
  • Contributors come from a wide range of experts, including archaeologists, scholars and the librarian and archivist to the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Reflects the growing emergence of this field, which has been assisted both by archaeology and ideas from green studies and environmental criticism
  • Richly illustrated throughout

Keywords: Renaissance History, Gardens, Renaissance, horticulture, garden history, natural world, plants, landscape

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Renaissance Studies Special Issues
Page amount
210 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118232804
Printed ISBN
9781444361513

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