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Product Description: Landscape architecture and garden-making have witnessed huge changes during the twentieth-century, and the impact of these will continue to be discussed and interpreted in the twenty-first. New materials and responses to different social conditions, along with new attitudes to how gardens are perceived and interpreted and above all the relationship of built work to the larger landscape of territory and society - all have challenged long-held practices of garden-making, even while those same traditions continue to be at the center of both designers and users...read more
By John Dixon Hunt (editor)

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9780857850348 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 1, 2015, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Landscape architecture and garden-making have witnessed huge changes during the twentieth-century, and the impact of these will continue to be discussed and interpreted in the twenty-first.

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9781350009943 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 22, 2016), cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Landscape architecture and garden-making have witnessed huge changes during the twentieth-century, and the impact of these will continue to be discussed and interpreted in the twenty-first.
9780553260311, titled "The Key to Triumphant Living" | Reprint edition (Bantam Books, September 1, 1986), cover price $3.50 | also contains The Key to Triumphant Living

Paula Deitz has delighted readers for more than thirty years with her vivid descriptions of both famous and hidden landscapes. Her writings allow readers to share in the experience of her extensive travels, from the waterways of Britain's Castle Howard to the Japanese gardens of Kyoto, and home again to New York City's Central Park. Collected for the first time, the essays in Of Gardens record her great adventure of continual discovery, not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization, from the modest garden for family subsistence to major urban developments. Deitz's essays describe how people, over many centuries and in many lands, have expressed their originality by devoting themselves to cultivation and conservation.During a visit to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, Maine, Deitz first came to appreciate the notion that landscape architecture can be as intricately conceived as any major structure and is, indeed, the means by which we redeem the natural environment through design. Years later, as she wandered through the gardens of Versailles, she realized that because gardens give structure without confinement, they encourage a liberation of movement and thought. In Of Gardens, we follow Deitz down paths of revelation, viewing "A Bouquet of British Parks: Liverpool, Edinburgh, and London"; the parks and promenades of Jerusalem; the Moonlight Garden of the Taj Mahal; a Tuscan-style villa in southern California; and the rooftop garden at Tokyo's Mori Center, among many other sites.Deitz covers individual landscape architects and designers, including André Le Nôtre, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, Russell Page, and Michael Van Valkenburgh. She then features an array of parks, public places, and gardens before turning her attention to the burgeoning business of flower shows. The volume concludes with a memorable poetic epilogue entitled "A Winter Garden of Yellow."
By Paula Deitz and John Dixon Hunt (other contributor)

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9780812242669 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, September 21, 2010, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Paula Deitz has delighted readers for more than thirty years with her vivid descriptions of both famous and hidden landscapes.

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9780812223545 | Reprint edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, March 8, 2016), cover price $19.95

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Product Description: Gardening is rich in tradition, and many gardens are explicitly designed to refer to or honor the past. But garden design is also rich in innovation, and in The Making of Place John Dixon Hunt explores the wide varieties of approaches, aesthetics, and achievements in garden design throughout the world today...read more

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9781780235202 | Reaktion Books, January 15, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Gardening is rich in tradition, and many gardens are explicitly designed to refer to or honor the past.

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Product Description: A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest. Though gardening is beloved the world over, the style of gardens themselves varies from region to region, determined as much by culture as climate...read more

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9781861898807 | Reaktion Books, April 15, 2012, cover price $45.00

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9781780235066 | Reprint edition (Reaktion Books, November 15, 2015), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest.

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Product Description: Between 1937 and 1938, garden designer Christopher Tunnard published a series of articles in the British Architectural Review that rejected the prevailing English landscape style. Inspired by the principles of Modernist art and Japanese aesthetics, Tunnard called for a "new technique" in garden design that emphasized an integration of form and purpose...read more
By John Dixon Hunt (foreword by)

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9780812222913 | Rep fac edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, June 13, 2014), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Between 1937 and 1938, garden designer Christopher Tunnard published a series of articles in the British Architectural Review that rejected the prevailing English landscape style.

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Product Description: Historical Ground investigates how contemporary landscape architecture invokes and displays the history of a site. In the light of modernism’s neglect of history, these essays by John Dixon Hunt explore how, in fact, designers do attach importance to how a location manifests its past...read more

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9780415814126 | Routledge, April 9, 2014, cover price $180.00

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9780415814133 | Routledge, April 9, 2014, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Historical Ground investigates how contemporary landscape architecture invokes and displays the history of a site.

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Product Description: What does it mean to say that a painting has been “invaded” by language? Art, Word and Image answers this question by exploring how visual images and writing can work in dialogue in an artwork. Whether the picture frame is encroached upon by doodlings, as with Adolf Wolfli’s seemingly irrational scribbles, or a plea to spirituality is blazoned across a vast canvas, as in the moving images of Colin McCahon, we can be sure that words here have a special meaning, one beyond everyday communication...read more

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9781861895202 | Reaktion Books, June 15, 2010, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to say that a painting has been “invaded” by language?

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9781861897459 | Reprint edition (Reaktion Books, September 15, 2011), cover price $39.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to say that a painting has been “invaded” by language?

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Product Description: Für die Entwicklung von «Landschaft» als Konzept hat keine Stadt eine größere Rolle gespielt als Venedig. Aus beinahe hundert Stadtgärten, Stadtplätzen und Höfen, öffentlichen Parks und temporären Gärten destilliert das Buch Elemente der Gartengestaltung und eine Typologie von Gärten in dichter, historisch gesättigter Bausubstanz...read more

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9783764389437 | 1 edition (Birkhauser Architecture, July 1, 2009), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Für die Entwicklung von «Landschaft» als Konzept hat keine Stadt eine größere Rolle gespielt als Venedig.

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Product Description: Though Ian Hamilton Finlay’s (1925–2006) famous work, Little Sparta, was voted the most important work of Scottish art, his influence—and works—is found worldwide. Nature Over Again reveals the story behind Finlay’s renowned horticultural works, presenting the first study that examines all of his garden designs and “interventions...read more

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9781861893932 | Reaktion Books, January 15, 2009, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Though Ian Hamilton Finlay’s (1925–2006) famous work, Little Sparta, was voted the most important work of Scottish art, his influence—and works—is found worldwide.

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Product Description: This catalogue celebrates the recently installed collection of twentieth-century sculpture donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum after the deaths of Fran and Ray Stark. The book takes the reader on a visual tour of the Museum’s new sculpture gardens and installations, which feature twenty-eight works by artists including Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein, René Magritte, Aristide Maillol, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, and Isamu Noguchi...read more

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9780892369041 | J Paul Getty Museum Pubns, July 15, 2008, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This catalogue celebrates the recently installed collection of twentieth-century sculpture donated to the J.

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Product Description: Edith Wharton’s Italian Villas and Their Gardens, a seminal work on garden design, is a testament to the passionate connoisseurship of one of America’s greatest writers. A comprehensive look at the history and character of Italian garden architecture and ornamentation, the book explores more than seventy-five villas, capturing what Wharton calls their "garden-magic" and illuminating the intimate relationship between the house, its formal gardens, and the surrounding countryside...read more
By John Dixon Hunt (introduced by)

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9780847831159 | Rizzoli Intl Pubns, May 6, 2008, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Edith Wharton’s Italian Villas and Their Gardens, a seminal work on garden design, is a testament to the passionate connoisseurship of one of America’s greatest writers.

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Product Description: Italian Renaissance gardens were the admiration of Europe and North America. They revived the classical art of garden making, as well as drawing on medieval literary traditions; but they also developed their own forms and styles, even when they began to borrow back ideas of landscape gardening from England in the late eighteenth century...read more
By John Dixon Hunt (editor)

Hardcover:

9780521443531 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $104.99 | About this edition: Italian Renaissance gardens were the admiration of Europe and North America.

Paperback:

9780521033923 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 26, 2007, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Italian Renaissance gardens were the admiration of Europe and North America.

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An addition to garden history that considers the way that gardens have been and are experienced, rather than just how they were created.

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9781861892188 | Reaktion Books, December 15, 2013, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: An addition to garden history that considers the way that gardens have been and are experienced, rather than just how they were created.
9780812238464 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 20, 2004, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Most historical and critical discussions of gardens focus on their design.

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As well as looking at the two key players in the development of the picturesque garden - England and France - John Dixon Hunt further samples its diffusion in Scandinavia, Russia, the German-speaking lands and Italy up to the 1840s.

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9780500510858 | Thames & Hudson, November 1, 2002, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The development in the course of the 18th century of the "picturesque" landscape seemed to the experienced viewer either composed after a painting or designed to be the subject of one.

Paperback:

9780500285084 | New edition (Gardners Books, August 23, 2004), cover price $33.40 | About this edition: As well as looking at the two key players in the development of the picturesque garden - England and France - John Dixon Hunt further samples its diffusion in Scandinavia, Russia, the German-speaking lands and Italy up to the 1840s.

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Product Description: In the absence of any modern history of French garden art, this volume offers twelve chapters that review some of the most interesting and innovative moments of French garden history. This series of studies traces a progression from what is taken as the golden age of French garden art, in the late seventeenth century, up to the present, when a renaissance of French design theory and practice is clearly visible...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Michel Conan (editor), Claire Goldstein (editor) and John Dixon Hunt (editor)

Hardcover:

9780812236347 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, April 29, 2002, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: In the absence of any modern history of French garden art, this volume offers twelve chapters that review some of the most interesting and innovative moments of French garden history.

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A beautiful homage to the breathtaking Italian gardens retraces the history of these brilliantly tailored grounds at La Foce, Tuscany, while showcasing their most spectacular assets and describing the history of the gardens.

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9780812235937 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, September 28, 2001, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: A beautiful homage to the breathtaking Italian gardens retraces the history of these brilliantly tailored grounds at La Foce, Tuscany, while showcasing their most spectacular assets and describing the history of the gardens.

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Product Description: Landscape architecture is a unique discipline where art, nature and the city converge and enter into an exciting dialogue. Design methods and practice in landscape architecture form the focus of On the Nature of Things book, complemented by an analysis of the theoretical aspects of the subject...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John Dixon Hunt (foreword by), Gavin Keeney and Jeffrey Kipnis (foreword by)

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9783764361921 | Birkhauser, November 1, 2000, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Landscape architecture is a unique discipline where art, nature and the city converge and enter into an exciting dialogue.

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Product Description: Hunt explores the meanings of garden and its relationship to other interventions into the natural world. It looks at the role of verbal and visual languages in placemaking as well as how gardens have been represented in the visual and literary arts.' (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780812235067 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, March 1, 2000, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Hunt explores the meanings of garden and its relationship to other interventions into the natural world.

Experts consider how arts and artists have worked within the pastoral tradition since ancient times.

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9780300075137 | Yale Univ Pr, September 10, 1998, cover price $55.00
9780894681813 | Natl Gallery of Art, November 1, 1992, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Experts consider how arts and artists have worked within the pastoral tradition since ancient times.

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Product Description: Garden and Grove is a pioneering study of the English fascination with Italian Renaissance gardens. John Dixon Hunt studies reactions of English visitors in their journals and travel books to the exciting world of Italian gardens: its links with classical villas, with Virgil and farming, with Ovid and metamorphosis, its association with theater, its variety, its staged debates between art and nature...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780812216042 | Reprint edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, September 1, 1996), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Garden and Grove is a pioneering study of the English fascination with Italian Renaissance gardens.

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Gathers American and British poems about gardens, gardening, flowers, and nature
By John Dixon Hunt (editor)

Paperback:

9780192823380 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 1, 1994), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Gathers American and British poems about gardens, gardening, flowers, and nature

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Product Description: John Dixon Hunt is widely considered one of the foremost of today's writers on the history and theory of gardens and landscape architecture. Gardens and the Picturesque collects 11 of Hunt's essays - several of them never before published - that deal with the ways in which men and women have given meaning to gardens and landscapes, especially with the ways in which gardens have represented the world of nature "picturesquely...read more

Hardcover:

9780262082112 | Mit Pr, July 1, 1992, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: John Dixon Hunt is widely considered one of the foremost of today's writers on the history and theory of gardens and landscape architecture.

Paperback:

9780262581318 | Reissue edition (Mit Pr, March 4, 1994), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: John Dixon Hunt is widely considered one of the foremost of today's writers on the history and theory of gardens and landscape architecture.

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Product Description: Gardens have been all things to all people: paradoxical sites of pleasure and pain, safety and danger, art and nature; public spaces and private retreats, places of physical labor and metaphysical reflection. This diversity and versatility have always attracted poets, whose repertory of garden themes on paper matches what gardeners themselves have achieved on the ground...read more
By John Dixon Hunt (editor)

Hardcover:

9780192141965 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, July 8, 1993, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: Gardens have been all things to all people: paradoxical sites of pleasure and pain, safety and danger, art and nature; public spaces and private retreats, places of physical labor and metaphysical reflection.

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Product Description: 165pp. DJ: Very Good-w/ one about 1inch tear on edge, one 3 inch tear with part scraped in the middle on back cover. The Book: Near Fine. The history of vernacular garden, the hortillonages, urban gardening in England, gardens of African-Americans in the rural south, etc.

Hardcover:

9780884022015 | Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service, March 1, 1993, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: 165pp.

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