Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291620
Title:
Great gardens of the world: Preferences and perceptions
Author:
Miller, Jennifer Wellington, 1957-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Professors of landscape architectural history of North America (domestic) and the rest of the world (international) were surveyed about the ten historic and five contemporary (since 1930) gardens they considered outstanding and to explain why. Additionally, ten comprehensive volumes of garden history were analyzed for their preferences. There was a 74% response rate to the domestic survey and 51.5% to the international survey. Over half of the respondents agreed on ten historic gardens. There was 31.2% agreement on five contemporary gardens. The literature is Eurocentric. Asia, Australia and modern gardens are described infrequently. No volume covered all the "great gardens." The survey results and literature characterize gardens similarly. Key elements or themes are described. Educational background may affect responses. Similar surveys of Asians and non-experts are recommended. Understanding the important themes will aid in better landscape planning and design.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gardens.; Historic gardens.
Degree Name:
M.L.Arch.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zube, Ervin H.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGreat gardens of the world: Preferences and perceptionsen_US
dc.creatorMiller, Jennifer Wellington, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Jennifer Wellington, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractProfessors of landscape architectural history of North America (domestic) and the rest of the world (international) were surveyed about the ten historic and five contemporary (since 1930) gardens they considered outstanding and to explain why. Additionally, ten comprehensive volumes of garden history were analyzed for their preferences. There was a 74% response rate to the domestic survey and 51.5% to the international survey. Over half of the respondents agreed on ten historic gardens. There was 31.2% agreement on five contemporary gardens. The literature is Eurocentric. Asia, Australia and modern gardens are described infrequently. No volume covered all the "great gardens." The survey results and literature characterize gardens similarly. Key elements or themes are described. Educational background may affect responses. Similar surveys of Asians and non-experts are recommended. Understanding the important themes will aid in better landscape planning and design.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGardens.en_US
dc.subjectHistoric gardens.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.Arch.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZube, Ervin H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332534en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19795327en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16855954en_US
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