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By Amy L. Tigner

ISBN-10: 1138257826

ISBN-13: 9781138257825

ISBN-10: 1409436748

ISBN-13: 9781409436744

Spanning the interval from Elizabeth I's reign to Charles II's recovery, this research argues the backyard is a main web site evincing a innovative narrative of swap, a story that appears to the Edenic as accessible perfect in court docket politics, fiscal prosperity, and nationwide identification in early glossy England. within the first a part of the research, Amy L. Tigner lines the conceptual kinds that the paradise imaginary takes in works by way of Gascoigne, Spenser, and Shakespeare, all of whom depict the backyard as an area within which to visualize the nationwide physique of britain and the gendered physique of the monarch. within the concluding chapters, she discusses the functionality of gardens within the literary works by means of Jonson, an nameless masque playwright, and Milton, the herbals of John Gerard and John Parkinson, and the tract writing of Ralph Austen, Lawrence Beal, and Walter Blithe. In those texts, the paradise imaginary is much less in regards to the physique politic of the monarch and extra approximately colonial objectives and urgent environmental matters. As Tigner identifies, in this interval literary representations of gardens develop into powerful discursive versions that either motivate buildings in their aesthetic ideas and mirror recommendations in horticulture and backyard know-how. additional, the advance of the botanical backyard ushers in a brand new global of technological know-how and exploration. With the importation of a brand new international of vegetation, the backyard emerges as a locus of clinical examine: hybridization, clinical research, and the proliferation of latest ornamentals and aliments. during this approach, the backyard capabilities as a method to appreciate and own the swiftly increasing globe.

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