The Bench in the Garden: An Inquiry Into the Scopic History of a Bench

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The bench, an apparently small and almost irrelevant object, appears to function as a significant object both in the specific places where it operates and in a more general sense, in the domain where aesthetics, garden history, architecture, spatiality and subjectivity interfere. The bench acts as a powerful visual machine and regulates the reception of the landscapes it has to offer to its visitors. By transmitting verbal messages (through inscriptions), citing other benches and being part of a complex walk circuit, by ...

The Bench in the Garden: An Inquiry Into the Scopic History of a Bench 2017, Oro Editions

ISBN-13: 9781939621795

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