Table of contents for Gardens of the gods : myth, magic and meaning / Christopher McIntosh.


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The Symbolic Language of Gardens * Balancing the Forces of Nature: Chinese and Japanese Gardens * A Foretaste of Paradise: The Islamic Garden and its Forebears * Gardens of Gods and Gardens of Saints: Pagan and Christian Motifs in European Gardens * Ancient Mysteries Revived: The Renaissance Garden in Italy * Rosicrucian Marvels and Recreations of Eden: Late Renaissance Gardens in Europe * Theatres of Transformation: Symbolism in Baroque and Rococo Gardens * Visions of a New Elysium: Symbolism and Allegory in Gardens of the Eighteenth Century * The Symbol-strewn Landscape: Initiatic Themes in European Gardens of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries * The Present Age * Creating a Garden of the Gods * Appendix: Some Plants and Their Associations * Notes * General Bibliography * Index
The Symbolic Language of Gardens * Balancing the Forces of Nature: Chinese and Japanese Gardens * A Foretaste of Paradise: The Islamic Garden and its Forebears * Gardens of Gods and Gardens of Saints: Pagan and Christian Motifs in European Gardens * Ancient Mysteries Revived: The Renaissance Garden in Italy * Rosicrucian Marvels and Recreations of Eden: Late Renaissance Gardens in Europe * Theatres of Transformation: Symbolism in Baroque and Rococo Gardens * Visions of a New Elysium: Symbolism and Allegory in Gardens of the Eighteenth Century * The Symbol-strewn Landscape: Initiatic Themes in European Gardens of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries * The Present Age * Creating a Garden of the Gods * Appendix: Some Plants and Their Associations * Notes * General Bibliography * Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gardens -- Symbolic aspects.
Gardens -- Design.
Gardens -- Mythology.