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Poetics of Gardens

ISBN-10: 0262631539

ISBN-13: 9780262631532

Edition: 1993

Authors: Charles W. Moore, William J. Mitchell, William Turnbull

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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. Charles W. Moore, one of America's best-known architects, is O'Neil Ford Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. William J. Mitchell is Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, and Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. William Turnbull, Jr., is Principal of William Turnbull Associates, San Francisco.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/13/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Genius of the Place
Shan and Shui
God and Cain
Sunlight and Shadow
Memory and Expectation
The Designer's Place
Occupying the Site
Establishing the Game
Shaping Spaces
Creating Climates
Lending Life
The Place of the Past
Settings
Uluru
Ryoan-ji
Capability Brown's Parks
Isola Bella
Bali
Collections
Death Valley
The Collections of Three Kingdoms
The Summer Palace
Katsura Imperial Villa
Sissinghurst
Some Botanical Gardens
Pilgrimages
Amarnath
Lamayuru
Rousham
Stourhead
The Villa Lante
City Gardens: Isfahan and Beijing
Patterns
The Symmetries of the Ram Bagh
The Waters of Kashmir
Shalamar Bagh
Nishat Bagh
Mughul Tomb Gardens
The Alhambra
The Generalife
Vaux-le-Vicomte
Studley Royal
Our Own Places
Paradise Replayed
Bigger Patterns
Swifter Pilgrimages
Costlier Collections
Simpler Settings
Edens to Order
Amerikanergarten Chats
Courtyards
Front Yards
Backyards
Side Yards
Graveyards
Bibliography
Index