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Introduction: The Social Life of a Subjective Form

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

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...A “cultural history of gardens” can encompass many things, as the varied contributions to this series will attest. But the medieval volume perhaps poses at its most pronounced one of the principal ambiguities inherent in a “cultural...

Visual Representations

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

3

... Michael Camille points out that such garden and garland scenes appear frequently on combs and mirror-backs, and Camille connects this with a passage in the Decretum Gratiani (Gratian’s Decretum or Concordia discordantium canonum),...

Verbal Representations

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

3

... breast? Swelling the spheres of two green swards of milk Where love’s arrows are enclosed!) As Michael Riffaterre notes, Ronsard’s image invokes the blazon anatomique only to embark on a series of giddying associations and vertiginous...

Verbal Representations

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

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... or salutation asked: “Who are you looking for?” “Lieutenant Michael Turrell—my nephew”, said Helen slowly and word for word, as she had many thousands of times in her life. The man lifted his eyes and looked at her with infinite compassion...

Meaning

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

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...Refreshment and relaxation are the aim of all pleasure gardens, and during the Middle Ages the conscious model for the perfect garden, in Christendom at least, was the Bible. Descriptions of the gardens in the Bible are not specific...

Design

John Dixon Hunt

John Dixon Hunt is Professor of the History and Theory of Landscape, Emeritus, at the University of Pennsylvania and Editor of the journal, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. He is the author of many works including The Venetian City Garden: Place, Typology and Perception, Nature Over Again: The Garde Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay and The Afterlife of Gardens. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

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...Design would not have been a term, concept, or usage available to makers of gardens in the Middle Ages, since it is a word that only comes into existence gradually during the early modern period.Thus in the late seventeenth century, John...

Types of Gardens

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

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...Discussions of the other have become sufficiently entrenched that the average undergraduate is now able to recite upon request the various relevant aspects, definitions, functions, and ideas of “otherness.” The most relevant...

Marked Bodies - Divine, Human, and Bestial

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

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... of human authenticity itself.Walter Benjamin, “To the Planetarium,” in One Way Street, in Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Vol. 1, 1913–1926, ed. Marcus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University...

Use and Reception

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

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... and observation rooms: Ascent by a spiral staircase to survey the entire orbit from above / In the summit an altar dedicated to Saint Michael / Another of the same kind / At the top altar of the archangel Gabriel“ascensus per cocleam ad...

Plantings

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...It has often been observed that medieval gardens were planted to serve practical needs. Janet Ferrier’s comments are representative: “Gardens in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were prized more for their utilitarian value than...