A Philosophy of GardenseBook - 2006
Why do gardens matter so much and mean so much to people? That is the intriguing question to which David Cooper seeks an answer in this book. Given the enthusiasm for gardens in human civilization ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, it is surprising that the question has been so long neglected by modern philosophy. Now at last there is a philosophy of gardens. David Cooper identifies garden appreciation as a special human phenomenon distinct from both from the appreciation of. art and the appreciation of nature. He discusses the contribution of gardening and other garden-related pursuits.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 2006.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 173 pages) : illustrations data file