The Garden as a Performance

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Title:The Garden as a Performance
Creators:
Salwa, Mateusz; mateusz dot salwa at uw dot edu dot pl; University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Journal or Publication Title:
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 51, 1, pp. 42-62
Uncontrolled Keywords:gardens, aesthetic experience of nature, performance arts, natural beauty

Abstract

The aim of this article is to suggest that one should think of gardens in terms of performances and not necessarily in terms of architecture, painting, or poetry, for it is possible to show that, strangely enough, gardens seem to share certain features with performance arts. Such an approach seems fruitful since it allows one both to grasp the fact that gardens combine culture and nature and to underline the role of the latter, which cannot be reduced to a sheer medium as is traditionally done. The contention is that gardens should be treated more like a continuous, dynamic, partly planned process in which people can participate in different ways on a par with other non-human ‘actors’. Moreover, the category of performance seems to offer a useful framework helping to solve certain problems inherent in traditional ways of thinking about gardens.

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Title:The Garden as a Performance
Creators:
Salwa, Mateusz; mateusz dot salwa at uw dot edu dot pl; University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Uncontrolled Keywords:gardens, aesthetic experience of nature, performance arts, natural beauty
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 8. Section of Historical Sciences > Institute of Art History > Estetika (Aesthetics)
Journal or Publication Title:Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
Volume:51
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 42-62
ISSN:0014-1291
Publisher:Institute of Art History Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:8137
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:30 May 2014 12:43
Last Modified:30 May 2014 10:43

Citation

Salwa, Mateusz (2014) The Garden as a Performance. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 51 (1). pp. 42-62. ISSN 0014-1291

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