:

product description page

Kurgarten : A Short Overview / Ein Historischer Überblick (Hardcover) (Fred Kaspar)

Kurgarten : A Short Overview / Ein Historischer Überblick (Hardcover) (Fred Kaspar) - image 1 of 1

About this item

The design of parks and green spaces in spa towns constitutes a branch of its own within the history of garden and landscape architecture. Kurgarten and kurpark are essential features of life at the spa, focal points of a spa landscape laid out for the purpose of providing recreation and therapy. The kurgarten is not primarily an exhibition space featuring a collection of botanical rarities, or a green setting for its architecture: it is an expanded kursaal intended to provide spa patrons with a summery open-air venue. For that reason, large areas of it often were (and in some cases still are) paved or gravelled, and as a rule are closely interconnected with buildings and facilities. Since the 19th century, however, the kurpark has gradually become more of a private refuge for spa visitors – a refuge, moreover, that also offers opportunities for a stroll in the open, or a walk in the countryside.
Number of Pages: 128
Genre: Architecture, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: Fred Kaspar
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2017
TCIN: 52000273
UPC: 9783731903703
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-3074
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.