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British Gardens - Sample Pages ( May 2013)

Take a sneaky peak at the first (uncorrected!) proofs of Tom Turner's new book British Gardens  - due out in April 2013 http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415518789/

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    History, philosophy and design

    By Tom Turner

    Garden design began in West Asia and spread through Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree. Following the historical method in Tom Turner’s books on Asian gardens (2010) and European gardens (2011), it uses almost 1000 colour photographs,...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

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    History, Philosophy and Design

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    Garden design and usage has been a feature of human civilization as far back as Neolithic times, when the first gardens began to be used for residential, horticultural and sacred tasks. Tom Turner follows the entire history of the European garden from its prehistoric roots right up to the present...

    Published May 6th 2011 by Routledge

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    History, Beliefs and Design

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    The gardens made on the fringes of Central Asia in the past 5000 years form a great arc. From the Fertile Crescent, it runs west to Europe and east to China and Japan. Asia's fringe was a zone of interchange: a vast landscape in which herders encountered farmers and the design of symbolic gardens...

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