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Abstract Oscar Wilde once wrote that ‘the whole of Japan is a pure invention’.1 This comment hints at the complex processes behind cultural transfer and transculturation between different areas of Asia and the West from the 1850s onwards.2 The development of gardening aesthetics in New Zealand...
Abstract For England, the second half of the sixteenth century was a time of upheaval and social change, and of great discoveries in the New World. The Protestant religion became firmly established through the long reign of Elizabeth I, and English translations of the Bible allowed those who...
Abstract Italian landscape architect Pietro Porcinai (1910-1986) brought modern garden design to a nation rooted in classic garden tradition. His designs are based on a strong identification of ‘place’ and sensitivity to ecological concerns, while they are also innovative in construction and...
Abstract This work examines the relationship between two examples of garden pavilion, which, despite having been constructed at very different times and places, are extraordinarily alike: a building dating to the first years of the eighth century AD (the remains of which were found close to...
Abstract In 1775 Tadeusz Kosciuszko sent to his benefactor, Prince Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski a carefully executed map of a rich and fertile territory (figure 1). Two rivers watered the plains and wound their way in the proximity of three estates laid out as regular gardens with parterres,...
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