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- DescriptionStudies of rituals in sacred gardens and landscapes offer tantalizing insights into the significance of gardens and landscapes in the societies of India, ancient Greece, Pre-Columbian Mexico, medieval Japan, post-Renaissance Europe, and America. Sacred gardens and landscapes engaged their visitors into three specific modes of agency: as anterooms spurring encounters with the netherworld; as journeys through mystical lands; and as a means of establishing a sense of locality, metaphorically rooting the dweller's own identity in a well-defined part of the material world. Each section of this book is devoted to one of these forms of agency. Together, the essays reveal a profound cultural significance of gardens previously overlooked by studies of garden styles.
- Author BiographyMichel Conan is Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks
- Author(s)Michel Conan
- PublisherDumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
- Date of Publication03/07/2007
- Series TitleHistory of Landscape Architecture Colloquium S.
- Series Part/Volume Number26
- Place of PublicationWashington DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
- Content Note210 b/w photos
- Weight1490 g
- Width241 mm
- Height263 mm
- Spine32 mm
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