A History of Groves (Routledge Research in Landscape and by Jan Woudstra,Colin Roth

By Jan Woudstra,Colin Roth

The grove, a grouping of bushes, deliberately cultivated or stumbled on turning out to be wild, has a protracted diversified historical past entwined with human cost, rural practices and the tradition and politics of towns. A grove could be a memorial, a spot of studying, a website of poetic retreat and philosophy or political encampment, a public park or theatre, a spot of hidden pleasures, a logo of a vanished wooded area ecology, or a spot of gods or different spirits. but groves are principally absent from our modern vocabulary and barely incorporated in today’s panorama perform, no matter if city or rural. Groves are either literal and metaphorical manifestations, methods of defining areas and ecologies in our cultural existence. because they could upload aspiring to city types and ecologies and give a contribution meaningfully to the importance of position, severe exam is lengthy past due. The editors have taken care to make sure that the textual content is on the market to the overall reader in addition to specialists.

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