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Title :

The enamelled mead : history and practice of exotic perennials grown in grassy swards

Authors :
WOUDSTRA, Jan ; HITCHMOUGH, James ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Shows that there is a long pedigree to the practice of growing exotic perennials in grassy swards. While some authors point to William Robinson, writing from the late 1860s onwards, as the originator of this idea, the earliest evidence dates from the Middle Ages. The earliest known terminology for the practice, in use by the early 17th c., appears to be 'enamelling', but this word became disused during the 19th c. when it was seen as an aspect of 'wild gardening'. During the 20th c. the mediaeval representation of this practice has been referred to as 'flowery mead', while the contemporary 20th c. practice became known as 'meadow gardening'. Establishes how this tradition demonstrates cycles of decline and revival in line with the social and aesthetic movements of the day. ;
Pagination/Size :
12 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Esthétique ; Fleur ; Jardin ; Littérature ; Parc ; Pittoresque ; Société ; Technique ; Terminologie ; Théorie ;
Descriptors :
Aesthetics ; Art ; Flowers ; Gardens ; Literature ; Parks ; Picturesque ; Society ; Technique ; Terminology ; Theory ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Landscape research, 2000, 25, 1, Mar
INIST identifier :
24945029 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0142-6397 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Landscape Research Group, Manchester
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;