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Agata Zachariasz
Modern trends and tendencies in designing of public parks

A garden is a testimony to the uniqueness of culture in time and place. The main conceptual value in the art of garden design, more so than in any other type of art, is its way of conforming to a particular set of conditions. A garden quickly absorbs new trends, follows new fashions and is quite prone to kitsch and pastiche. The shape of a garden is determined by its form, contents and function, therefore stylistics, semantics and program, but also technology and materials. These elements together create unparalleled genius loci. There is a strong presence of a duality of garden matter, a search for balance between nature and culture. It is also important to consider the paths through which the changes in gardens occurred, how cultures merged, mixed and diffused. The history of landscape architecture records the parks with distinctive features, those which draw regular users, garden enthusiasts and tourists like a magnet. A famous garden can be popular for a number of reasons, such as unique features, modern and innovative design, particular designer, project or clever advertising. Gardens can be seen as a measure of civilization and living standards in every historical period. The article presents a number of selected examples of modern realizations representing main trends and tendencies in public park design, but it also discusses the outcomes of departing from the formula.

Key words: landscape architecture, public park, garden style
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MLA Zachariasz, Agata. "Współczesne kierunki i tendencje w projektowaniu parków publicznych." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 3.1 (2009): #60.
APA Agata Zachariasz (2009). Współczesne kierunki i tendencje w projektowaniu parków publicznych. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 3 (1), #60
ISO 690 ZACHARIASZ, Agata. Współczesne kierunki i tendencje w projektowaniu parków publicznych. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2009, 3.1: #60.
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Agata Zachariasz
Agata Zachariasz
Instytut Architektury Krajobrazu
Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kościuszki
ul. Warszawska 24
31-155 Kraków
Accepted for print: 12.12.2008