DUMBARTON OAKS OTHER TITLES IN GARDEN HISTORY
Cover: Gardens, City Life and Culture: A World Tour, from Harvard University PressCover: Gardens, City Life and Culture in PAPERBACK

Gardens, City Life and Culture

A World Tour

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PAPERBACK

$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780884023289

Publication Date: 06/01/2008

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274 pages

33 black and white illustrations, 80 color illustrations

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Gardens have exerted a deep influence on the culture of cities. Considering each city as a whole, this book presents the profoundly different roles of gardens in cultural development and social life. Private and princely gardens, from Roman antiquity to approximately 1850, are considered, whether in China, India, the Ottoman Empire, Europe, or the United States. Turning to the subject of planning, the dire lack of a municipal garden policy is examined in contemporary Marrakech. In-depth evaluations of parks and garden planning reveal the successes and limitations of different policies in Stockholm, Tokyo, Kerala (India), historic Suzhou (China), and the U.S. New Towns of the 1960s. This book unveils an exciting domain of interplay between public and private action that is little known by citizen groups, city planners, and managers.

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