Princeton University Library Catalog

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

Author:
Jakob, Michael, 1959- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • [Novato, California ] : Oro Editions, [2017]
  • ©2017
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary note:
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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9781939621795
  • 1939621798
OCLC:
981117179
Other standard number:
  • 99973899855
Translator:
RCP:
C - S