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

By Jan Woudstra,Colin Roth

The grove, a grouping of timber, deliberately cultivated or stumbled on becoming wild, has an extended various heritage entwined with human cost, rural practices and the tradition and politics of towns. A grove could be a memorial, a spot of studying, a domain of poetic retreat and philosophy or political encampment, a public park or theatre, a spot of hidden pleasures, a logo of a vanished woodland 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. considering that they could upload desiring to city kinds and ecologies and give a contribution meaningfully to the importance of position, serious exam is lengthy past due. The editors have taken care to make sure that the textual content is on the market to the final reader in addition to specialists.

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