Nature As Model: Salomon de Caus and Early Seventeenth-Century Landscape Design
In this book, Luke Morgan explores what is fact and fiction in the life of the polymathic figure Salomon de Caus, who has been viewed as a Protestant martyr, the unsung inventor of the steam engine, one of the most important early hydraulic engineers and a garden designer whose work was influenced by atrology and hermiticism. The book is a masterful exercise in historical reconstruction and investigates the ways in which the early modern garden actually generated meaning through conventional motifs rather than through esoteric narrative programs.
ISBN 10: 0812239636
ISBN 13: 9780812239638
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