Foreign Trends in American Gardens: A History of Exchange, Adaptation, and Reception by Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto

Foreign Trends in American Gardens: A History of Exchange, Adaptation, and Reception

byRaffaella Fabiani Giannetto

Kobo ebook | February 8, 2017

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Foreign Trends in American Gardens addresses the influence of foreign, designed landscapes on the development of their American counterparts. Including essays from an array of significant scholars in landscape studies, this collection examines topics ranging from the importation of Western and Eastern styles of design and theoretical literature to the adaptation of specific plant types. As the variety of topics and influences discussed demonstrates, the essence of American gardens defies simple definition.

Examining the translation, imitation, adaptation, and naturalization of stylistic trends and horticultural specimens into American gardens, the book also dwells on the juxtaposition of the foreign and the native. The volume’s contributors consider the experiences both of immigrants, who contributed through their writing, planting, and design efforts to enhance the character of regional gardens, and of Americans, who traveled abroad and brought back with them a passion for naturalizing exotics for scientific as well as aesthetic reasons. The complexity of American gardens—their combination of the historic and the modern, and of foreign cultures and local values—is also their most distinctive characteristic.

Title:Foreign Trends in American Gardens: A History of Exchange, Adaptation, and ReceptionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 8, 2017Publisher:University of Virginia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813939143

ISBN - 13:9780813939148

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