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The Vital Landscape free pdf The Vital Landscape explores the arrival of the biological sciences - most notably the sciences of 'life' entailed in studies of botany and zoology, ecology and evolutionary science, physiology and psychology - in the nineteenth century and their impact on architecture and landscape architecture in Great Britain. Specifically, the book explores the idea of the contrived or artificial environment as an object of both scientific speculation and aesthetic reflection. Unlike specialist histories of biological science or environmental thought, this book is unique in locating one source for present-day concerns for the environment and human well-being in debates over proper housing and the growing popularity of domestic and public gardens in the nineteenth century. The book skillfully interweaves architecture and garden history, the history and philosophy of science, plant and animal physiology and human psychology, works of literature, popular science and domestic economy in a story that opens new opportunities for the study of architecture and gardens.

About William Taylor

Dr William M. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, at the University of Western Australia, Australia.

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Author : William Taylor
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 22 October 2004
ISBN : 0754630692
EAN : 9780754630692
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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