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(Article of book - 2011)

Document title

Nature displaced, nature displayed : order and beauty in botanical gardens

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JOHNSON N.C. ;

Abstract

Botanical gardens displaced nature from forest and foothill and re-arranged it to reveal something of the scientific principles underpinning the apparent chaos of the wild. Through a study of three botanical gardens, belonging to the University of Cambridge, the Royal Dublin Society, and the Belfast Natural History Society, the A. shows how the final outcome involved a complex interplay of ideas about place, identity, empire, botanical science, and aesthetics, creating spaces that would educate the mind as well as please the senses. - (HC)

Source

Book

ISBN : 9781848857124

Editor : Tauris, London - ROYAUME-UNI (2011)

Millesime : 2011  [288 p.]

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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