Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Period

  • Hubertus Fischer
  • Volker R. Remmert
  • Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
Conference proceedings

Part of the Trends in the History of Science book series (TRENDSHISTORYSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Hubertus Fischer, Volker R. Remmert, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
    Pages 1-6
  3. Scientization and Knowledge About Nature

  4. Mathematical Sciences and the Art of Gardening

  5. Botany Between Art and Science

  6. Botanical Knowledge and Horticulture

  7. Perspective

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 367-374

About these proceedings


This volume focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of the mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly “scientific” approach that was being adopted in and applied to garden art and garden culture in the early modern period. This development was deeply embedded in the philosophical, religious, political, cultural and social contexts, running parallel to the beginning of processes of scientization so characteristic for modern European history. This volume strikingly shows how these various developments are intertwined in gardens for various purposes.


history of landscape design history of early modern science and technology history of botany history of the mathematical sciences scientization and mathematization transmission of knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Hubertus Fischer
    • 1
  • Volker R. Remmert
    • 2
  • Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre of Garden Art and Landscape ArchitectureLeibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT)Wuppertal UniversityWuppertalGermany
  3. 3.Centre of Garden Art and Landscape ArchitectureLeibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany

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