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A Philosophy of Gardens


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Why do gardens matter so much and mean so much to people? That is the intriguing question to which David Cooper seeks an answer in this book. Given the enthusiasm for gardens in human civilization ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, it is surprising that the question has been so long neglected by modern philosophy. Now at last there is a philosophy of gardens. Not only is this a fascinating subject in its own right, it also provides a reminder that the subject-matter of aesthetics is broader than the fine arts; that ...

A Philosophy of Gardens 2008, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199238880

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A Philosophy of Gardens 2006, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199290345