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The Poetics of Gardens (MIT Press)

The Poetics of Gardens (MIT Press)
Author: Charles W. Moore - William J. Mitchell - William T
ISBN 13: 9780262631532
ISBN 10: 262631539
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 1993-08-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $42.00

This is an entirely different garden book: a pattern book in which a score of landscapes and gardens are drawn, described, and analyzed not just as a bouquet of pleasures but as sources, lodes to be mined for materials, shapes and relationships, and ideas for transforming our own backyards.

Publishers Weekly

With erudition and uncommon imagination, the authors consider the social and aesthetic history of gardens, deftly compressing encyclopedic findings in urbane prose. Illustrations. (Sept.)