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The bench in the garden / Michael Jakob ; translation, Miranda MacPhail.

Author/Creator:
Jakob, Michael, 1959- author.
Publication:
[Novato, California ] : Oro Editions, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Standardized Title:
Sulla panchina. English
Subjects:
Benches.
Garden ornaments and furniture -- History.
Garden ornaments and furniture.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
The bench: a functional object that rarely features at the forefront of our minds, even when we are sitting on one in a garden. And yet benches have surprising significance, regarding the specific places where they operate, and in a more general sense. The bench is more than a convenient sitting point. It is the domain where aesthetics, garden history, architecture, spatiality and subjectivity interfere. The bench acts as a powerful visual machine and regulates the reception of surrounding landscapes to its visitors. By transmitting verbal messages (through inscriptions), citing other benches and being part of a complex walk circuit, by providing rest and inviting its users to discover new aspects of the site, the bench is a highly polysemic element of a garden, which orients and disorients the visitor simultaneously.
Notes:
"Original edition ©Einaudi 2014" -- Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
MacPhail, Miranda, translator.
ISBN:
9781939621795
1939621798
OCLC:
981117179