Gardens, Knowledge And The Sciences In The …


Gardens, Knowledge And The Sciences In The Early Modern Period (trends In The History Of Science)
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This volume focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of the mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly “scientific” approach that was being adopted in and applied to garden art and garden culture in the early modern period. This development was deeply embedded in the philosophical, religious, political, cultural and social contexts, running parallel to the beginning of processes of scientization so characteristic for modern European history. This volume strikingly shows how these various developments are intertwined in gardens for various purposes. Editors: Fischer, Hubertus, Remmert, Volker R., Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim (Eds.) Discusses the outstanding contributions made by the mathematical sciences and botany to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture Traces applications of specific forms of scientific and technological knowledge to horticulture and garden art in the early modern period Elaborates on mathematization and scientization in early modern garden art (16th to 18th century) This volume of proceedings primarily focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly scientific approach that was being adopted in garden art and garden culture in the early modern period. This development unfolds in interaction with philosophical, religious, political and social processes and beliefs. This volume strikingly shows that such processes are able to make use of the knowledge of nature manifested in gardens for various purposes. The conference that inspired this volume was jointly organized by the Leibniz Universitt Hannovers Centre of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture (CGL) and the Bergische Universitt Wuppertals Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT). Number of Illustrations and Tables 72 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour Topics History of Mathematics

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