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Poetics of Gardens

by Charles W Moore, William J Mitchell and William Turnbull The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/1993
ISBN:
9780262631532
Format:
Pbk 272 pages
Price:
AU$99.00 NZ$103.48
Product Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
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A classic of landscape architecture and its history. Illustrated. Here at last is a book destined to restore a more affectionate and personal relationship with the garden. Charmingly written, profusely illustrated, this handsome book introduces the reader to the beauty and wide variety of gardens -- from the landscape designs of ancient China and India to those of Capability Brown and Walt Disney and the modern American suburban homeowner.' -- John B. Jackson , landscape historian

The book is theoretical, challenging, and a literary delight. That three architects, two of them professors, could have produced a book so felicitously written, and without a single footnote, astonishes me. Their breadth of teaming is dazzling. The subtlety and clarity of their insights fill me with admiration.

'Christopher Reed, Horticulture
William J. Mitchell is the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and directs the Smart Cities research group at MIT's Media Lab. He was formerly Dean of the School of Architecture and Head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. He is the author of Imagining MIT: Designing a Campus for the Twenty-First Century, Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City, Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City, e-topia: 'Urban Life, Jim--but Not as We Know It,' City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn, and The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era, all published by The MIT Press.