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Trends in the History of Science

Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Period

Editors: Fischer, Hubertus, Remmert, Volker R., Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the outstanding contributions made by the mathematical sciences and botany to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture
  • Traces applications of specific forms of scientific and technological knowledge to horticulture and garden art in the early modern period
  • Elaborates on mathematization and scientization in early modern garden art (16th to 18th century)
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This volume focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of the mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly “scientific” approach that was being adopted in and applied to garden art and garden culture in the early modern period. This development was deeply embedded in the philosophical, religious, political, cultural and social contexts, running parallel to the beginning of processes of scientization so characteristic for modern European history. This volume strikingly shows how these various developments are intertwined in gardens for various purposes.






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 “Gardens have increasingly become the focus of scholarly attention. … This stimulating volume is one of the latest, most relevant contributions. … While describing garden and landscape design in relation to theoretical knowledge, horticulture, botany, and mathematics, this timely volume successfully addresses how much garden knowledge shaped early modern culture, sciences, and philosophy. Ultimately, the volume engagingly contributes to the inclusion of gardens in the scientific revolution of early modernity.” (Fabrizio Baldassarri, ISIS, Vol. 108 (4), December, 2017)
      

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Fischer, Hubertus (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Art of Garden and Landscape Design and the Mathematical Sciences in the Early Modern Period

    Remmert, Volker R.

    Pages 9-28

  • “Without Design, or Fate, or Force”: Why Couldn’t John Evelyn Complete the Elysium Britannicum?

    Leslie, Michael

    Pages 29-53

  • The Power of the Sun-King at the Potager du Roi

    Mukerji, Chandra

    Pages 55-74

  • The Organ of the Villa d’Este in Tivoli and the Standards of Pneumatic Engineering in the Renaissance

    Kaiser, Simone M. (et al.)

    Pages 77-102

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26342-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26340-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79936-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Period
Editors
  • Hubertus Fischer
  • Volker R. Remmert
  • Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
Series Title
Trends in the History of Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26342-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26342-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26340-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79936-0
Series ISSN
2297-2951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 374
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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