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Genius in the Garden

Author : George C. Longest
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Landscape architecture
ISBN : MINN:31951D00983230K

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Gardens of Illusion

Author : Franklin Hamilton Hazlehurst
Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press (TN)
Page : 452 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 1980
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015014689767

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Gardens of Illusion by Franklin Hamilton Hazlehurst Pdf

André Le Nostre, the son and grandson of royal master gardeners, was the most influential landscape architect of his time. In this definitive study, Professor Hazlehurst shows how his style developed from a complex of influences: his family background, the classic tradition, French rationalism, and the theories of landscape design propounded by Jacques Boyceau and Claude Mollet. He also traces the impact of Père Niceron, Salomon de Caus, and Simon Vouet on Le Nostre's understanding of the principles of perspective and optical foreshortening. By careful analysis of the sites where Le Nostre is known to have worked, among them Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau, the Tuileries, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Versailles, Chantilly, Meudon, and Saint-Cloud, Professor Hazlehurst illustrates his skillful use of optical illusion to introduce vitality and surprise into otherwise coldly formal compositions. More than 370 photographs, plans, and elevation drawings, some in color, are included to show how these illusions were created. Garden of Illusion, the first book-length study of André Le Nostre to appear in almost twenty years, provides important new insights into the practice of landscape gardening not only in France but in the Western world. -- Jacket.

The Monk in the Garden

Author : Robin Marantz Henig
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 319 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2017-03-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781328868251

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The Monk in the Garden by Robin Marantz Henig Pdf

This acclaimed biography of 19th century scientist Gregor Mendel is “a fascinating tale of the strange twists and ironies of scientific progress” (Publishers Weekly). A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist In The Monk in the Garden, award-winning author Robin Marantz Henig vividly chronicles the birth of genetics, a field that continues to challenge the way we think about life itself. Tending to his pea plants in a monastery garden, the Moravian monk Gregor Mendel discovered the foundational principles of genetic inheritance. But Mendel’s work was ignored during his lifetime, even though it answered the most pressing questions raised by Charles Darwin's revolutionary book, On the Origin of Species. Thirty-five years after his death, Mendel’s work was saved from obscurity when three scientists from three different countries nearly simultaneously dusted off his groundbreaking paper and finally recognized its profound significance. From the perplexing silence that greeted his discovery to his ultimate canonization as the father of genetics, Henig presents a tale filled with intrigue, jealousy, and a healthy dose of bad timing. Though little is known about Mendel’s life, she "has done a remarkable job of fleshing out the myth with what few facts there are" (Washington Post Book World).

The Genius of the Few

Author : C. A. E. O'Brien,Barbara Joy O'Brien
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 1985
Category : Social Science
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039988923

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The Genius of the Place

Author : John Dixon Hunt,Peter Willis
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 420 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 1988-09-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0262580926

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The Genius of the Place by John Dixon Hunt,Peter Willis Pdf

A garden classic, The Genius of the Place reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style; it opens up a wide perspective of English cultural history, showing how landscape gardening was gradually transformed over two centuries into an art that has been widely imitated throughout Europe and North America. The English landscape garden is richly documented in this anthology. Over 100 illustrations accompany writings that range from Francis Bacon to Jane Austin; from the early 1600s, when Englishmen began to determine their own concept and form of the garden, through the first half of the eighteenth century when its distinctive feature emerged, to the heyday of the landscape garden under "Capability" Brown and the reactions to his pure formalism under Repton and Loudon in the 1800s. This edition contains a new introduction and bibliography covering the many developments in garden history during the last dozen years.

Gardens of the Mind

Author : Michael Spens
Publisher : Antique Collectors Club Dist
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015028482233

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Born in 1900, Geoffrey Jellicoe's working life spans virtually all the main developments in landscape and garden design of the 20th century; this thoughtful study of his contributions to these disciplines reveals the origins and forms of his genius. Influences on his work have ranged from the writings of ancient Greeks to those of Carl Jung, and from classical art to Jackson Pollock, and these, together with his own particular vision, have given Jellicoe's work an individuality and style that is internationally recognised. While the significance of the worlds of art and ideas concerning the way man handles landscape can never be underestimated, in the work of Geoffrey Jellicoe we can see such interaction heightened to a thought-provoking level where we not only appreciate his work, but also question our own attitudes to our surroundings. The author, himself an architect, records Jellicoe's education at the Architectural Association, and his early days in Italy with fellow architectural student Jock Shepherd which resulted in 1925 in the seminal work Italian Gardens of the Renaissance. Spens then traces architecture to landscape design, as illustrated by his work, first at Cheddar Gorge and then at Ditchley Park. Through discussion of private garden commissions, such as those at Shute House and Sutton Place, and public projects like the renowned Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede, the Cheltenham and Turin sports complexes, and the monumental plans for the Moody Historical Gardens at Galveston, Texas, the author assesses Jellicoe's approach to the individual project and its existing landscape, and examines the symbolism and varied influences behind his thinking. This book is unique as the first detailed study to explore the genius of a world-famous master in this field. It is essential reading for those interested in the history of landscape architecture in the 20th century, and for all students of the theory and practice of landscape and garden design. 94 colour & 155 b/w illustrations

The Genius of Architecture, Or, The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations

Author : Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières
Publisher : Getty Publications
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Aesthetics, French
ISBN : 0892362359

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The Genius of Architecture, Or, The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations by Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières Pdf

This series offers a range of heretofore unavailable writings in English translation on the subjects of art, architecture, and aesthetics. Camus's description of the French hotel argues that architecture should please the senses and the mind.

"The Planetary Garden" and Other Writings

Author : Gilles Clément
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Page : 193 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2015-06-19
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780812291384

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"The Planetary Garden" and Other Writings by Gilles Clément Pdf

Celebrated landscape architect Gilles Clément may be best known for his public parks in Paris, including the Parc André Citroën and the garden of the Musée du Quai Branly, but he describes himself as a gardener. To care for and cultivate a plot of land, a capable gardener must observe in order to act and work with, rather than against, the natural ecosystem of the garden. In this sense, he suggests, we should think of the entire planet as a garden, and ourselves as its keepers, responsible for the care of its complexity and diversity of life. "The Planetary Garden" is an environmental manifesto that outlines Clément's interpretation of the laws that govern the natural world and the principles that should guide our stewardship of the global garden of Earth. These are among the tenets of a humanist ecology, which posits that the natural world and humankind cannot be understood as separate from one another. This philosophy forms a thread that is woven through the accompanying essays of this volume: "Life, Constantly Inventive: Reflections of a Humanist Ecologist" and "The Wisdom of the Gardener." Brought together and translated into English for the first time, these three texts make a powerful statement about the nature of the world and humanity's place within it.

Genius

Author : James Gleick
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 858 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2011-02-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781453210437

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Genius by James Gleick Pdf

New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books). Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

A Genius for Place

Author : Robin S. Karson
Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Press
Page : 428 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 155849636X

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Robin Karson traces the development of a distinctly American style of landscape design through an analysis of seven country places created by some of the nation's most talented landscape practitioners.

Live in Your Garden

Author : Ferdinand Leffler
Publisher : Host
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2024-05-27
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9788074916762

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Are you looking for inspiration for a new garden, or do you want to do something with the one you already have? Or is it that you just want to daydream and let yourself be carried away by beautiful garden scenes? This beautifully presented book brings a fresh and contemporary view of the garden as a welcoming place where you can live well and spend delightful moments with your loved ones. The carefully selected photographs by top photographers have managed to capture not only design of the highest quality, but also the enchanting atmosphere and genius loci of many magical little corners of gardens. This book will guide you from your initial thoughts and planning, through examples of design in various completed gardens to specific practical advice and tips. Your guide to the dream garden that will add a new dimension to your life is Ferdinand Leffler, a successful and well-known landscape architect, author of many award-winning designs and completed projects in the Czech Republic and abroad. He is also the face of the TV programme Ferdinand’s Gardens and owner of the design studio Atelier Flera. Ferdinand Leffler has achieved success in both private and professional spheres of life. It’s enough to talk with him for a while to understand why. The blend of his easy-going manner, rational approach and detached perspective is literally contagious. - Ondřej Krejčí, Dům a zahrada (House and Garden)

Celebrating Garden Genius

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Landscape architects
ISBN : UVA:X002119490

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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Author : Samuel Austin Allibone
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 790 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 1879
Category : Quotations, English
ISBN : IOWA:31858004956037

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