Lecture 10

Lecture 10 - Lecture 10- The Garden as Idea, Place, and...

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Lecture 10- The Garden as Idea, Place, and Action Gardens are mirrors of ourselves, reflections of sensual and personal experience IDEA - Garden as idea is the dominion of the philosopher and design theorist PLACE - historians, landscape architects, and occasionally geographers study the garden as a place ACTION - the garden as action has interested medical researchers, psychologists, and sociologists Garden as Idea Traditional and modern social thought Balancing point between human control on one hand and wild nature on the other Safety from the threat of wild nature or escape from barbarian outsiders Nature-under-control, an idealization of what society believed that nature should be and should look like Religion- garden represents the ideas, either together or separately, of paradise, harmony, temptation, sin, and reconciliation Garden reassures, serving as a medium of faith Garden also used to express personal and political power
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