Interlacing Words and Things: Bridging the Nature-Culture Opposition in Gardens and Landscape examines the various ways in which the natural world has been transformed through the creative use of language. The nine contributors do not assume that there is an opposition between nature and culture, but rather emphasize that forms of language are embedded in our understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. Their illustrated essays consider the relationship between language and the natural world, as it has been mediated in different cultures and at different periods by broad notions such as landscape and the garden. Complementing the richness of the examples covered in the volume is the message that writing must still be integrally involved in the creative remaking of the natural world.
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?Stephen Bann is Emeritus Professor of Art History and a senior research fellow at the University of Bristol.
Yves Abrious is Professor of English Literature at Université Paris.
Mahvesh Alemi is an independent scholar.
Frederick M. Asher is Professor of South Asian Art History at the University of Minnesota.
Jeannette Favrot Peterson is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Henry Power is a lecturer at the University of Exeter.
Xin Wu is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at The College of William and Mary.
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