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Books by John Dixon Hunt

  • John Evelyn

    John Dixon Hunt

    Product Code: BKKVL
    The work of English writer, gardener and diarist John Evelyn is of great historical value. His most famous work, his Diary, which he kept throughout his life, is considered an invaluable source of information on more than fifty years of social, cultural, religious and political life in seventeenth-century England. But Evelyn's work is often overshadowed by the literary contributions of his contemporary and friend Samuel Pepys. John Dixon Hunt's biography takes a fresh look at the life and work of one of England's greatest diarists, focusing particularly on the seventeenth-century notion of 'domesticity'. He explores Evelyn's domestic life and, more importantly, the domestication of foreign ideas and practices in England. From his early, extensive European travels, Evelyn imbibed ideas above all on the management of estate design and developed an understanding of how to explore English topography. The book puts Evelyn's great accomplishment - making European garden art available in the UK - into context alongside a range of social and ethical ideas. Illustrated with visual material from Evelyn's time and often from his own pen, this is an ideal introduction to a seventeenth-century figure of huge importance in early modern Britain.
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  • PWP Landscape Architecture

    John Dixon Hunt

    Product Code: AVNJT
    John Dixon Hunt introduces PWP Landscape Architecture: Building Ideas with a discussion of how we read landscapes and, hence, how they are designed with the reader/client in mind and the historical implications of such efforts. Peter Walker, Gary Hilderbrand, and Gina Crandell trace the history of Peter Walker's various firms from the 1950s until 2000, and Jane Gillette discusses some recent projects in terms of using consultants to further design ideas. Twelve finished projects, seven works in progress, and three competitions, from roughly 2000 to 2015, demonstrate the firm's goals and achievements with an emphasis on the expansion of landscape architecture from the surrounds of buildings to self-sufficient entities that express the highest accomplishments of both ecological function and design.
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