Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Period


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Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Period Editors: Hubertus Fischer, Volker R. Remmert, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Birkhauser Pages: 374 Illustrations and other contents: 35 Illustrations, color; 72 Illustrations, black and white; VI, 374 p. 107 illus., 35 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783319263403 Categories: , , , , ,

This volume focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of the mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly “scientific” approach that was being adopted in and applied to garden art and garden culture in the early modern period. This development was deeply embedded in the philosophical, religious, political, cultural and social contexts, running parallel to the beginning of processes of scientization so characteristic for modern European history. This volume strikingly shows how these various developments are intertwined in gardens for various purposes.

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"Gardens have increasingly become the focus of scholarly attention. ... This stimulating volume is one of the latest, most relevant contributions. ... While describing garden and landscape design in relation to theoretical knowledge, horticulture, botany, and mathematics, this timely volume successfully addresses how much garden knowledge shaped early modern culture, sciences, and philosophy. Ultimately, the volume engagingly contributes to the inclusion of gardens in the scientific revolution of early modernity." (Fabrizio Baldassarri, ISIS, Vol. 108 (4), December, 2017)