Sites of Knowledge and Instruction: Arboretums and the "Arboretum et Futicetum Britannicum"
作者: Beryl Hartley
刊名: Garden History, 2007, Vol.35 , pp.28-52
来源数据库: JSTOR
原始语种摘要: The paper argues that the name John Claudius Loudon gave his great encyclopaedia of trees and shrubs was intended to convey much more than his stated purpose of increasing the varieties being grown and of promoting a taste for arboriculture. It considers what arboretums were for, why Loudon campaigned for them to be planted and why those established during his lifetime failed to achieve all his desired criteria. The paper also compares these living collections of trees with Loudon's paper arboretum and highlights his attempt to overcome the most obvious limitation of his work - not being able to study and compare the trees themselves - by commissioning the four volumes of tree portraits drawn to scale from nature. These stood in for the trees, performing a task similar to that of the...
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  • commissioning 投入运行
  • great 大的
  • purpose 目的
  • paper 
  • encyclopaedia 百科全书
  • achieve 达到
  • being 
  • established 确定
  • museum 博物馆
  • similar 类似的例子