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Conan, Michel

Overview
Works: 128 works in 406 publications in 3 languages and 5,063 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Dictionaries  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, Collector, Contributor, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Michel Conan
 
Most widely held works by Michel Conan
Botanical progress, horticultural innovation and cultural changes by Smithsonian Botanical Symposium( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle East garden traditions : unity and diversity : questions, methods and resources in a multicultural perspective by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landscape manifesto by Diana Balmori( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Landscape Manifesto includes discussions of urban ecology, environmental conservation, and environmentally beneficial building techniques. Projects by Balmori Associates, which include the Memphis Riverfront and a port area newly reclaimed by the Guggenheim Bilbao, illuminate Balmori's innovations. Featuring an introduction by Michel Conan, one of landscape architecture's most respected historians, Balmori's book heralds a significant development in the literature of landscape architecture
Tradition and innovation in French garden art : chapters of a new history( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from a symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania
Sacred gardens and landscapes : ritual and agency by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of rituals in sacred gardens and landscapes offer tantalizing insights into the significance of gardens and landscapes in the societies of India, ancient Greece, Pre-Columbian Mexico, medieval Japan, post-Renaissance Europe, and America. Sacred gardens and landscapes engaged their visitors into three specific modes of agency: as anterooms spurring encounters with the netherworld; as journeys through mystical lands; and as a means of establishing a sense of locality, metaphorically rooting the dweller's own identity in a well-defined part of the material world. Each section of this book is devoted to one of these forms of agency. Together, the essays reveal a profound cultural significance of gardens previously overlooked by studies of garden styles
Environmentalism in landscape architecture by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary garden aesthetics, creations and interpretations by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a variety of critical perspectives, this text demonstrates a renewal of garden design and directions for garden aesthetics, analysing projects by Fernando Chacel (Brazil), Andy Goldsworthy (Great Britain), Charles Jencks (Great Britain), Patricia Johanson (U.S.) and Bernard Lassus (France)
Gardens, city life and culture : a world tour( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to understand the roles played by gardens from Roman antiquity to approximately 1850, particularly as they relate to public life in large cities
Perspectives on garden histories by Dumbarton Oaks colloquium on The history of landscape architecture( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garden history is a discipline of contested purposes. Perspectives on Garden Histories contributes to a self-critical examination of this emergent field of study, at the same time offering an overview of its main achievements in several domains - such as Italian and Mughal gardens - and of the new kinds of investigation to which they have led. In its early years garden history centered on architectural studies of garden design, but in the 1960s the emphasis shifted from garden design to garden meaning. The new paradigm considered gardens as complex works of art and demanded an extensive documentation of the historical context as well as of the figurative and discursive sources. This approach, in its turn, was challenged by neo-Marxist scholars who proceeded to view landscape appreciation as an ideological superstructure, an outgrowth of agricultural production processes. Garden designs and their histories can also be viewed as expressions of ideological conflicts in society. Neither gardens nor their history can thus be studied independently of the social, cultural, and political movements that give prominence to the contested ideologies. Gardens can be used to foster some ideologies or reflect a reaction against a social change. Comparative research offers another fascinating approach, exploring the relations between European landscape concepts and other cultural contexts and discussing issues of cultural dominance and interpretation. The emergence of various perspectives has led to the incorporation of further questions into the domain of garden studies, which has been moving in new directions and using new methods in search of an adapted theoretical framework. This volume offers a striking view of changes taking place in the discipline
Gardens and imagination : cultural history and agency by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores how gardens could be imagined, and also how they could be used in ways that trigger imagination by very different cultures from Japan. China, Russia, the Ottoman Empire. Italy and Israel. This multi-cultural approach reveals surprising features of the process of imagining a garden: the various aspects of the world that gardens may mirror, the role of cultural changes, and the unsuspected links between garden materiality, practices and imagination. More surprisingly it reveals how garden imagination may be fraught with ambiguities that give a sense of freedom to garden users and yet entrap their thoughts within frames specific to each culture. It demonstrates the interlacing of garden reception and creation. And the various chapters offer a whole range of fascinating exchanges between real and fictitious gardens in poems, novels and dramas."--BOOK JACKET
Performance and appropriation : profane rituals in gardens and landscapes by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking with the idea that gardens are places of indulgence and escapism, these studies of ritualized practices reveal that gardens in Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean have in fact made significant contributions to cultural change. This book demonstrates methods and the striking results of garden reception studies. The first section explores how cultural changes occur, and devotes chapters to public landscapes in the Netherlands, seventeenth-century Parisian gardens, Freemason gardens in Tuscany, nineteenth-century Scottish kitchen gardens, and the public parks of Edo and modern Tokyo. The second part provides striking examples of construction of self in vernacular gardens in Guadeloupe and American Japanese-style gardens in California. Finally, the third section analyzes struggles for political change in gardens of Yuan China and modern Britain. -- Publisher
Landscape design and the experience of motion by M Conan( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers on an important but largely unexplored topic in scholarly texts in the field of Landscape Studies: the experience of motion through a garden or designed landscape. As Conan suggests in his introduction, human movement--circulation--takes place partly in response to or in accordance with the designer's intentions. The essays span Europe, the Far East, the Americas, the modern era as well as the ancient world. Its contributors likewise have diverse backgrounds and fields of specialization ranging from anthropology to art history, thereby imparting a diversity of viewpoints so as to engender different perspectives and new ways of thinking about the experience of motion in a designed landscape
Bourgeois and aristocratic cultural encounters in garden art, 1550-1850 by M Conan( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in garden art cannot be isolated from the social changes upon which they either depend or have some bearing. Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550 - 1850 offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover how complex relationships between bourgeois and aristocrats have led to developments in garden art from the Renaissance into the Industrial Revolution, irrespective of stylistic differences. These essays show how garden creation has contributed to the blurring of social boundaries and to the ongoing redefinition of the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy. Also illustrated is the aggressive use of gardens by bourgeois in more-or-less successful attempts at subverting existing social hierarchies in renaissance Genoa and eighteenth-century Bristol, England; as well as the opposite, as demonstrated by the king of France, Louis XIV, who claimed to rule the arts, but imitated the curieux fleuristes, a group of amateurs from diverse strata of French society. Essays in this volume explore this complex framework of relationships in diverse settings in Britain, France, Biedermeier Vienna, and renaissance Genoa. The volume confirms that gardens were objects of conspicuous consumption, but also challenges the theories of consumption set forth by Thorstein Veblen and Pierre Bourdieu, and explores the contributions of gardens to major cultural changes like the rise of public opinion, gender and family relationships, and capitalism. Garden history, then, informs many of the debates of contemporary cultural history, ranging from rural management practices in early seventeenth-century France to the development of a sense of British pride at the expansive Vauxhall Gardens favored equally by the legendary Frederick, Prince of Wales, and by the teeming London masses. This volume amply demonstrates the varied and extensive contributions of garden creation to cultural exchange between 1550 and 1850. -- Publisher's description
Baroque garden cultures : emulation, sublimation, subversion by Dumbarton Oaks colloquium on The history of landscape architecture( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardens and cultural change : a Pan-American perspective by Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium in Garden History( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gardens contain time, culture, and nature. They are powerful symbolic spaces in which a society may project its ideals, to conjure or contrive cultural changes by rooting them in the flow of natural processes. Five authors explore the variety of relationships between garden making and cultural changes in Argentine, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. They show how gardens have been expressive of popular cultural inventions, but could also be attempts at political manipulations, and sometimes place of cultural resistance by subjugated people. Issues of identity and ideology, political coercion and resistance apply equally throughout the continent, inviting a renewed attention to gardens as places where cultural identities are forged and contested. The authors engage in different approaches and conflicting interpretations, revealing the existence of debates and issues among scholars at a remove from the supposed divide between English and Spanish cultures."--BOOK JACKET
Dictionnaire historique de l'art des jardins by Michel Conan( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in French and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluations de l'action des pouvoirs publics by Eric Monnier( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in Spanish and French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El autor propone un enfoque novedoso para evaluar: "la evaluación pluralista". En la instancia evaluadora caben todos los agentes implicados en la política, los que toman las decisiones, los que las ejecutan y los destinatarios de las políticas
The Crazannes quarries by Bernard Lassus : an essay analyzing the creation of a landscape by Michel Conan( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq propositions pour une théorie du paysage by Michel Conan( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prendre la ville : esquisse d'une histoire de l'urbanisme d'État : actes du colloque de Saint-Étienne en Devolluy de février 1976 sur la planification urbaine by Colloque su l'histoire de la planification urbaine( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Botanical progress, horticultural innovation and cultural changes
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Middle East garden traditions : unity and diversity : questions, methods and resources in a multicultural perspectiveA landscape manifestoTradition and innovation in French garden art : chapters of a new historySacred gardens and landscapes : ritual and agencyEnvironmentalism in landscape architectureContemporary garden aesthetics, creations and interpretationsGardens, city life and culture : a world tourPerspectives on garden histories
Alternative Names
Conan, Michael 1939-

Michel Conan

Michel Conan LCAuth[n88649046] VIAF[73851659]

Languages
English (148)

French (29)

Spanish (4)