Johan Bülows spade: Havepraksis i 1700-tallet

Publikation: Kapitel i bog/rapport/konference-proceedingKapitel i bogFormidling


How can gardening in the eighteenth century be compared with contemporary tendencies and hallenges, first and foremost with regards to the influence of climate changes: urban gardens, guerilla gardens, biodiversity, and so on?
Gardens have from the early modern period been regarded as a third nature: artificial, formed by man, and different from wilderness - the first nature - as well as agricultural land - the second nature. This special interaction between nature and human beings makes gardens special kinds of places. Michel Foucault categorizes gardens as contradictory sites, the so called heterotopias. From ancient times gardens have been places of the acres, of ideas of Paradise, Arcadia, Elysium - but also of political power and control. They have been metaphors of religious, philosophical, and political ideas.
In addition to these conceptual and cultural levels there is a level of concrete practice. The paradise of the garden is the place of care (Robert Pugue Harrison 2008). This chapter examines how the ideas of vita activa (Hanna Arendt 1958) occur in the eighteenth century in 'how-to' gardening books and in the practice of the Danish garden enthusiast Johan Bülow, who created the garden of Sanderumgaard.
TitelDet lange lys : 2000-tals spørgsmål, 1700-tals svar
RedaktørerThomas Bredsdorff, Søren Peter Hansen
Antal sider22
ForlagU Press
Publikationsdato15. maj 2017
ISBN (Trykt)978-87-93060-52-4
StatusUdgivet - 15. maj 2017