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A Philosophy of Gardens - David E. Cooper

Clarendon Press, 2006, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Why do gardens matter so much and mean so much to people? That is the intriguing question to which David Cooper seeks an answer in this book. Given the enthusiasm for gardens in human civilization ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, it is surprising that the question has been so long neglected by modern philosophy. Now at last there is a philosophy of gardens. Not only is this a fascinating subject in its own right, it also provides a reminder that the subject-matter of aesthetics is broader than the fine arts; that ethics is not just about moral issues but about ‘the good life’; and that environmental philosophy should not focus only on ‘wilderness’ to the exclusion of the humanly shaped environment.
Size: 8¼" x 5½"
Number of Pages: [VIII] 173
ISBN: 0199290342

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