Ours

Awards:   Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Poetry) 2008
Author:   Cole Swensen
Publisher:   University of California Press
Volume:   24
ISBN:  

9780520254640


Pages:   118
Publication Date:   08 April 2008
Format:   Paperback
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  • Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Poetry) 2008

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Author:   Cole Swensen
Publisher:   University of California Press
Imprint:   University of California Press
Volume:   24
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9780520254640


ISBN 10:   0520254643
Pages:   118
Publication Date:   08 April 2008
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction HISTORY A Garden Is a Start Paradise Leaving the Middle Ages The Birth of Landscape Architecture The Garden as Architecture Itself The Garden as Extension Sir Mine Gardens Belong PRINCIPLES In an Effort to Make the Garden a Standing Proof Certain Principles Must Be Observed A Garden Occurs in Four Stages A Garden as a Letter A Garden as Between A Garden as a Unit of Measure Anamorphosis Euclid's Eighth Theorem Because a Garden Must End VAUX-LE-VICOMTE If a Garden of Numbers Further Notes on the Collusion of Time and Space Working Conditions Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) Water Labyrinths and Mazes OTHER GARDENS Saint-Germain-en-Laye Chantilly Saint-Cloud Meudon THE MEDICIS Catherine (1519-1589) Marie (1573-1642) The Luxembourg Gardens VERSAILLES Versailles the Unfurled The Divinity of the Sun King The Garden as a Map of Louis XIV Le Notre's Drawings And the Birds, Too The Ghost of Much Later STATUARY ORANGERIES YOU ARE A HAPPY MAN, LE NOTRE On Happiness Psychic Botany The Gardened Heart Tuileries, January 2007 Keeping Track of Distance

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Engaging and delightful. Publishers Weekly Highly recommended for contemporary poetry collections. -- Karla Huston, Appleton Art Ctr., WI Library Journal The best landscape architecture book of the year is a book-length poem. -- Norman Weinstein Archnewsnow.com The unrelenting lens Swensen turns on the [gardens] allows us to glimpse some of the myriad layers that constitute history. -- Mary Jo Bang Harvard Review


Engaging and delightful. --Publishers Weekly Highly recommended for contemporary poetry collections. --Library Journal The best landscape architecture book of the year is a book-length poem. --Archnewsnow.com The unrelenting lens Swensen turns on the [gardens] allows us to glimpse some of the myriad layers that constitute history. --Harvard Review


Engaging and delightful. --Publishers Weekly Highly recommended for contemporary poetry collections. --Library Journal The best landscape architecture book of the year is a book-length poem. --Archnewsnow.com


Author Information

Cole Swensen is the author of eleven previous books of poetry. She is also a translator and has won the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. Her poetry has won the Iowa Poetry Prize and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, and she teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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