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Marie-Luise Gothein's HISTORY OF GARDEN ART

This superb book, first published in German 1913 and re-published in English in 1928 (with the addition of chapters 17 and 18) , gives a comprehensive overview of European garden history. [See biographical note on Gothein] Some additional illustrations have been added to the text, usually with captions in italics rather than capital letters and without FIG numbers.

1. ANCIENT EGYPT
Garden origins Trees Vineyards Vegetable products Smaller gardens Palace gardens Tombs Flowers

II. WESTERN ASIA IN ANCIENT TIMES
Park origins - in Western Asia The design of Assyrian parks and gardens Hanging gardens Flowers in Assyrian gardens Persian gardens Jewish gardens Gardens of India and Sri Lanka

III. ANCIENT GREECE
Greek gardens Homeric garden descriptions Sacred groves Flowers and Adonis gardens Gymnasiums Philosopher's gardens Greek contact with eastern gardens

IV. THE ROMAN EMPIRE
The farming villa c40 BC Cicero and the urbane villa c40 BC Rome's gardens in the age of Augustus c 10 AD Gardens in Pompeian frescoes Pliny the Younger's villas and garden letters c100 AD Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli c130 AD Pompeii and the domestic garden 79 AD Gardens in the Roman Provinces c100 AD Roman gardens and Gothic invaders c200 AD

V. BYZANTINE GARDENS AND THE COUNTRIES OF ISLAM
Constantine's Palace
Other Byzantine palace gardens Byzantine fountains Byzantine villa gardens Garden carpets Islamic gardens Arabian court-gardens Islamic gardens in Spain The Alhambra The Generalife Islamic gardens in Italy Islamic gardens in Persia

VI. THE MIDDLE AGES IN THE WEST
Monastery gardens
St Gall Plan Medieval garden poems Castle gardens Tree-gardens Oriental influence Romance of the rose Town gardens Boccaccio's tales

VII. ITALY IN THE TIME OF THE RENAISSANCE AND THE BAROQUE
STYLE
Alberti, Poems by Colonna and Pontanus, Florentine early-renaissance, Farm gardens, Sculpture and ruins, Roman Renaissance, Gardens in Northern Italy, Early Baroque, Boboli Garden, Roman Baroque, Frascati villas, High Baroque

VIII. SPAIN AND PORTUGAL IN THE TIME OF THE RENAISSANCE
Arab influence, Charles V, The Escorial, Madrid gardens, Buen Retiro, Portugese gardens

IX. FRANCE IN THE TIME OF THE RENAISSANCE
Charles VIII, Amboise, Blois and Gaillon, Fontainebleau and Chantilly, Bury, Dampierre and Valleri, Madrid, Chenonceaux, Anet and Verneuil, Garden writing, St-Germain, Fontainebleau, and Luxembourg René Rapin

X. ENGLAND IN THE TIME OF THE RENAISSANCE
Records, Henry VIII (Hampton Ct, Thornbury), Elizabeth I (Nonsuch, Theobalds), Francis Bacon, James (Hatfield, Montacute, Haddon Hall), Salomon de Caus (Wilton), Charles I (Oxford BG, Moorields, Wimbledon), Oliver Cromwell

XI. GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS IN THE TIME OF THE RENAISSANCE
Botanical gardens Town gardens Princely gardens Hapsburg gardens The New Building The Belvedere, Prague Garden paintings Dutch gardens Hellbrunn Smaller gardens Heidelberg Castle Garden Wallenstein's gardens

XII. THE TIME OF LOUIS XIV
French leadership Vaux le Vicomte Fouquet's fall Versailles (1) Versailles (2) Marly-le-Roi Chantilly Other chateaux Changes to Versailles

XIII. THE FRENCH GARDEN IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
The FRENCH GARDEN in FRANCE in ENGLAND in GERMANY in AUSTRIA in HUNGARY in MIDDLE GERMANY in SWEDEN in DENMARK in RUSSIA in ITALY in SPAIN in HOLLAND

XIV. CHINA AND JAPAN
Influence of West on East Influence of East on West CHINA Han Dynasty Tang Dynasty Ming Dynasty JAPAN Flowers Heian Epoch Kamakura Epoch Tea-Cult Tugugawa Epoch

XV. THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN Chinese influence Theorists Designers Jardin Anglo-Chinois The picturesque France Germany The tide of taste

XVI. TENDENCIES OF GARDEN ART IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Garden art Exotic plants England France Germany Public parks in Europe and America Arts and crafts in England The wild garden France Germany Cemeteries

XVII. MODERN ENGLISH GARDENS Formal gardens English style? The great change Garden writers Colour and shrubs Herbaceous plants Roses Alpine plants Water gardens Rose gardens Wall gardens Chatsworth Aldenham House The Pleasuance, Overstrand Public Parks: London, Glasgow, Mancheser Garden Cities & Satellite Towns

XVIII. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN NORTH AMERICA (UNITED STATES AND CANADA) European influence Geographic factors Native flora Early American gardens Home grounds California Florida and Louisiana Mid-west America Canada


Note re text: there were no sub-headings in the 1928 edition. They are additions for the 2002 electronic edition.

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