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Gardens, City Life and Culture

A World Tour

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780884023289

Publication Date: 06/01/2008


274 pages

33 black and white illustrations, 80 color illustrations

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  • Introduction
  • I. Historical Contributions of Gardens to City Life
    • 1. Gardens and Garden life in Pompeii in the First Century AD
    • 2. Gardens of Luoyang: The Refinements of a City Culture
    • 3. Urban Gardens in Ming Jiangnan: Insights from the Essays of Wang Shizhen
    • 4. Genoese Gardens: Between Pleasure and Politics
    • 5. Royal Gardens and City Life in Paris (1643–1789)
    • 6. Garden Sociability in Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Istanbul
    • 7. Biedermeier Gardens in Vienna and the Self-fashioning of Middle-class Identities
    • 8. The Shanghai Gardens in Transition from the Concessions to the Present Times
    • 9. Parks, Parkways, and Suburban Communities: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Modern Metropolis
  • II. Gardens in Modern Cities
    • 10. Swedish Mid-Century Utopia: Park Design as a Tool for Society Improvements
    • 11. Cities in the Garden: American New Towns and Landscape Planning
    • 12. Marrakech: An Ecological Miracle and its Wanton Destruction (1071–2000 AD)
    • 13. Gardens as Cultural Memory in Suzhou, Eleventh to Nineteenth Centuries
    • 14. The Promenades and Public Parks of Tokyo: A Tradition Permanently Reinvented
    • 15. Ecological and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Homegardens of Kerala, India
  • Contributors
  • Index

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