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Place and Memory in the Singing Crane Garden

by Vera Schwarcz University of Pennsylvania Press (November 05, 2014)

The Singing Crane Garden in northwest Beijing has been the site of several important and cataclysmic events in modern Chinese history. In this poetic and highly personal study of memory, trauma, and cultural...


Essay on Gardens: A Chapter in the French Picturesque

by Claude-Henri Watelet, Joseph Disponzio & Samuel Danon University of Pennsylvania Press (October 09, 2013)

Published in 1774, Essay on Gardens is one of the earliest texts showing the progressive shift in French taste from the classical model of the gardens at Versailles to the picturesque or natural style of garden...


Across the Open Field: Essays Drawn from English Landscapes

by Laurie Olin University of Pennsylvania Press (September 07, 2012)

"Twenty-eight years ago I went to England for a three-month visit and rest. What I found changed my life."

So begins this memoir by one of America's best-known landscape architects, Laurie Olin. Raised in a frontier...


Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West

by Christian Tagsold University of Pennsylvania Press (September 08, 2017)

In Spaces in Translation, Christian Tagsold explores Japanese gardens in the West and ponders their history, the reasons for their popularity, and their connections to geopolitical events. He concludes that...


Flora's Empire: British Gardens in India

by Eugenia W. Herbert University of Pennsylvania Press (January 31, 2012)

Flora's Empire brings new light to the complex history of British imperialism in India and its post-Independence legacy. Aided by beautiful period illustrations, it focuses on three centuries of official, domestic,...


Of Gardens: Selected Essays

by Paula Deitz University of Pennsylvania Press (November 29, 2011)

Of Gardens records a great adventure of continual discovery not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens and landscapes but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns...


Topographical Stories: Studies in Landscape and Architecture

by David Leatherbarrow University of Pennsylvania Press (September 28, 2015)

Landscape architecture and architecture are two fields that exist in close proximity to one another. Some have argued that the two are, in fact, one field. Others maintain that the disciplines are distinct....