Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Pogue Harrison

Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Pogue Harrison year 2010
  • Book name: Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition
  • Author: Robert Pogue Harrison
  • Release date: 2010/6/1
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780226317908
  • Rating: 8.18 of 10
  • Votes: 437
  • Review by: Phillip Schell
  • Review rating: 9.21 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/5
  • Total pages: 264
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Humans have long turned to gardens - both real and imaginary - for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. With 'Gardens', Robert Pogue Harrison graces readers with a thoughtful, wide-ranging examination of the many ways gardens evoke the human condition. Moving from the gardens of ancient philosophers to the gardens of homeless people in contemporary New York, he shows how, again and again, the garden has served as a check against the destruction and losses of history. Alive with the echoes and arguments of Western thought, 'Gardens' is a fitting continuation of the intellectual journeys of Harrison's earlier classics, 'Forests' and 'The Dominion of the Dead'. Voltaire famously urged us to cultivate our gardens; with this compelling volume, Harrison reminds us of the nature of that responsibility - and its enduring importance to humanity.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H5M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Cultural Studies, Religion: General, Gardening Books, Landscape Art & Architecture, Literary Studies: General, Gardens (descriptions, History Etc)
  • Available formats: DOC, AZW3, TXT, WORD, RB, EPUB, TCR, PDF. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, RZ, BZ, CBZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.56 USD
  • Dimensions: 139x215x17.78mm
  • Weight: 317.51g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States
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