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The Garden in Art

ISBN: 9781858945224
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Debra N. Mancoff
Format: hardback
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 240
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout

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Rich in symbolism and metaphor, and blessed with its own varied and dramatic palette, the garden has proved to be an extremely fertile source of artistic inspiration. In The Garden in Art, acclaimed art historian Debra Mancoff reveals the many different ways in which artists from all periods of history – from ancient Egypt to the present day – have employed the motif of the garden. Featuring more than 200 illustrations of both renowned and lesser-known works, the book approaches its subject thematically, exploring such topics as working gardens, the garden through the seasons and artists’ gardens. Complete with a detailed timeline and a suggested list of gardens to visit, The Garden in Art is an absorbing and highly rewarding examination of the meaning and significance of the depiction of the garden.

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