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Sacred Gardens And Landscapes : Ritual And Agency (Paperback)

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Studies of rituals in sacred gardens and landscapes offer tantalizing insights into the significance of gardens and landscapes in the societies of India, ancient Greece, Pre-Columbian Mexico, medieval Japan, post-Renaissance Europe, and America. Sacred gardens and landscapes engaged their visitors into three specific modes of agency: as anterooms spurring encounters with the netherworld; as journeys through mystical lands; and as a means of establishing a sense of locality, metaphorically rooting the dweller''s own identity in a well-defined part of the material world. Each section of this book is devoted to one of these forms of agency. Together the essays reveal a profound cultural significance of gardens previously overlooked by studies of garden styles.

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Publisher Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
Mfg Part# 9780884023050
SKU 202174003
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0884023052
Release Date 6/1/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0314
Publisher Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Series Part 26
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