Since the eighteenth century, the idea of landscape has given
context to the garden. Both the garden and landscape have proved
fertile resources for a wide range of philosophical and cultural
reflections. Examining literal and intellectual scapes, the
contributors to "After the Garden? "consider setting and place as
irreducible features of both the human condition and sociocultural
Focusing on a range of periods in places from France to the Balkans
and from Siberia to San Diego, essays center on such subjects as
the "global garden," Lockean landscapes, ecohistory,
nineteenth-century Australian and North American landscape
painting, and zoos. Helping to ground the collection in its project
of illuminating both the earthly reality and the metaphorical
richness of landscape are two photoessays that focus on "unsettled"
sites of the Far East and American West.
"Contributors. "Ruth Beilin, Tim Bonyhady, John Bradley, Tom
Conley, Michael Crizier, Thomas Lahusen, Artemis Leontis, Anders
Linde-Laursen, Robert M. Markley, Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., Susan
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