DUMBARTON OAKS COLLOQUIUM ON THE HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
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Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 33

Interlacing Words and Things

Bridging the Nature-Culture Opposition in Gardens and Landscape

Edited by Stephen Bann

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$40.00 • £29.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780884023692

Publication: April 2012

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180 pages

70 color photographs, 22 black and white photographs

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Interlacing Words and Things: Bridging the Nature–Culture Opposition in Gardens and Landscape examines the various ways in which the natural world has been transformed through the creative use of language. The nine contributors do not assume that there is an opposition between nature and culture, but rather emphasize that forms of language are embedded in our understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. Their illustrated essays consider the relationship between language and the natural world, as it has been mediated in different cultures and at different periods by broad notions such as landscape and the garden. Complementing the richness of the examples covered in the volume is the message that writing must still be integrally involved in the creative remaking of the natural world.