Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition (BOK)

Robert Pogue Harrison

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Humans have long turned to gardens - both real and imaginary - for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. With "Gardens", Robert Pogue Harrison graces readers with a thoughtful, wide-ranging examination of the many ways gardens evoke the human condition. Moving from the gardens of ancient philosophers to the gardens of homeless people in contemporary New York, he shows how, again and again, the garden has served as a check against the destruction and losses of history. Alive with the echoes and arguments of Western thought, "Gardens" is a fitting continuation of the intellectual journeys of Harrison's earlier classics, "Forests" and "The Dominion of the Dead". Voltaire famously urged us to cultivate our gardens; with this compelling volume, Harrison reminds us of the nature of that responsibility - and its enduring importance to humanity.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Robert Pogue Harrison
Forlag
Wiley
ISBN 9780226317892
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 14,9cm x 22,2cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 430 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Literary studies: general, Gardens (descriptions, history etc)