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Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 35

Technology and the Garden

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780884023968

Publication Date: 05/12/2014


304 pages

137 color photographs, 6 color illustrations, 17 line illustrations, 4 maps

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection > Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture


    • 1. Introduction: Technology and the Garden [Michael G. Lee and Kenneth I. Helphand]
  • Part I: Visualizing and Shaping the Landscape
    • 2. The Engineer-Poet and His Garden-Poem: Ronsard’s Bocages [Tom Conley]
    • 3. Optical Instrumenta[liza]tion and Modernity at Versailles: From Measuring the Earth to Leveling in French Seventeenth-Century Gardens [Georges Farhat]
  • Part II: Horticultural Technologies
    • 4. Greenhouse Technologies and Horticulture: The 1st Duchess of Beaufort’s Badminton Florilegium (1703–5) and J. J. Dillenius’s Hortus Elthamensis (1732) [Mark Laird]
    • 5. “Much better contrived and built then any other in England”: Stoves and Other Structures for the Cultivation of Exotic Plants at Hampton Court Palace, 1689–1702 [Jan Woudstra]
  • Part III: Landscape Construction: Hydraulics, Labor, and Infrastructure
    • 6. Garden Hydraulics in Pre-Sistine Rome: Theory and Practice [Katherine Rinne]
    • 7. “L’anima del giardino”: Water, Gardens, and Hydraulics in Sixteenth-Century Florence and Naples [Anatole Tchikine]
    • 8. The Practical Side of Paradise: Garden-Making in Ming Dynasty China [Alison Hardie]
    • 9. Infrastructure as Landscape Embellishment: Peter Joseph Lenné in Potsdam and Berlin [Michael G. Lee]
  • Part IV: Emerging Technologies and Landscape Experience
    • 10. Gardens of the Moon: The Modern Cine-Nocturne [Scott M. MacDonald]
    • 11. Mesocosm (Northumberland, UK) and Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species (Photo Essay) [Marina Zurkow]
    • 12. Green-Roofs and the Idea of the Wild Thing: The Economics of Manipulating Nature [Claudia Dias and Ross von Burg]
    • 13. The Robot in the Garden [Nikolaus Correll]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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