Item description for Sensations: A Time Travel through Garden History by Nadine Olonetzky...
The history of European landscape design has its beginnings in the early cultures of the Mediterranean. Again and again, especially during the Renaissance, ancient parks and gardens have been imitated as archetypes. The park is still a site of design activity today: human beings use living material to create an artificial landscape, a paradise.
This book not only recounts the history of the garden---it conjures it up before the reader's eyes, from the Garden of Eden and the Hanging Gardens of Nebuchadnezzar to the first book on botany and the gardens of the Renaissance, from the invention of the lawnmower to the land art movement in the United States, Hngende Grten II (Hanging Gardens II) at the Hanover Expo by the Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, and the Gazebo-Berg (Gazebo Mountain) of the Swiss artist couple Studer/van den Berg at the 2005 world's fair in Japan. Every single "station" of this journey through gardens and time is illustrated by an entire double page, with pointedly written texts and an abundance of historical and contemporary images.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 6, 2006
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764376236 ISBN13 9783764376239
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More About Nadine Olonetzky
Nadine Olonetzky (b. 1962 in Zurich) is an independent author and writes for a variety of journals, including the cultural journal du and NZZ am Sonntag. She is also the author of numerous book publications on subjects in the fields of photography, art, and cultural history. She lives and works in Zurich as a member of the studio collective KONTRAST. She conceived and executed the special gardens issue of du (In den GArten. JAten im Paradies, no. 758, July/August 2005), in which the present cultural history of landscape design appeared in highly abridged form.