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By David E. Cooper

ISBN-10: 019923888X

ISBN-13: 9780199238880

ISBN-10: 0199290342

ISBN-13: 9780199290345

Why do gardens subject rather a lot and suggest rather a lot to humans? that's the interesting query to which David Cooper seeks a solution during this ebook. Given the keenness for gardens in human civilization old and sleek, jap and Western, it's staggering that the query has been goodbye overlooked through glossy philosophy. Now eventually there's a philosophy of gardens. David Cooper identifies backyard appreciation as a unique human phenomenon special from either from the appreciation of artwork and the appreciation of nature. He discusses the contribution of gardening and different garden-related objectives to "the strong life." And he distinguishes the numerous sorts of meanings that gardens can have, from their illustration of nature to their religious importance. A Philosophy of Gardens will open up this topic to scholars and students of aesthetics, ethics, and cultural and environmental stories, and to a person with a reflective curiosity in issues horticultural.

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