Item #70356 Greater Perfections. The Practice of Garden Theory. Theory of Gardens, John Dixon HUNT.

Greater Perfections. The Practice of Garden Theory.

London: Thames and Hudson, 2000. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Square Quarto. xiv + 273pp. Colour illustration card covers, well illustrated throughout in black and white with photographs, drawings and maps on heavy art paper. Select bibliography, index. From the publisher: "Professor Dixon Hunt's highly acclaimed book provides a thoroughly researched, conceptual approach to what many consider to be a solely practical activity. Taking a broad view of gardens as landscape architecture, Hunt explores the meaning of 'garden' and its relationship to other interventions in the natural world. Above all, it offers a new and challenging account of the role of representation in garden art itself. Though his book draws upon many different historical traditions and archival materials (including a rich array of visual illustrations), Hunt undertakes on major historical excursus: into the late 17th century and the figure of John Evelyn. Wide-ranging in its other references - from Babylon to Battery Park City, from Renaissance villas to reconstituted wetlands, from Elizabethan poetry to Wallace Stevens - Greater Perfections proposes a wholly fresh basis for the understanding of that most vital and persistent human activity: the making of gardens." Light rubbing to covers and cover edges, else a tight clean near Fine copy of this important work. Item #70356
ISBN: 0500281939

Price: $95.00