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Preface 1. Design Philosophy 2. Garden Origins 10,000-1,000 BCE 3. Egyptian Gardens 2,000 BCE- 1000 BCE 4. Classical Gardens 1400 BCE-500 AD 5. Medieval Gardens 600 AD-1500 AD 6. Renaissance Gardens 1350-1650 7. Baroque Gardens 1600-1750 8. Neoclassical and Romantic Gardens 1700-1810 9. Eclectic Gardens 1800-1900 10. Abstract and Post-Abstract Gardens 1900-2000 Notes Picture Credits Index

About the Author

Tom Turner teaches on the undergraduate and masters programmes in garden history and landscape architecture at the University of Greenwich in London.


Reviews for Tom Turner's book, Garden History: 'Concise and wide-ranging. An invaluable reference for students or designers.' - Katie Campbell, Garden Design Journal 'This book provides a good amount of basic material and provides a sound introduction to garden history. Since the book highlights that there is still an incredible amount of riches to explore, it ought to be able to inspire further reading and research as well.' - Jan Woudstra, The Garden, the journal of the Royal Horticultural Society a'...takes readers on a tour of gardens, garden design and the reasons for making gardens throughout the centuries.' - Suzanne Hively, Cleveland Plain Dealer 'The scope of this book is vast...a remarkable achievement.'- Tim Richardson, Daily Telegraph 'Gorgeous, yes, but Garden History is no mere coffee-table tome of all style and no substance...Reading Garden History is like taking a tour of a world-class museum, personally guided by an erudite and engaging curator' - Chan Stroman , Human Flower Project

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