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Rescuing Eden

Author: Caroline Seebohm
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ISBN: 1580934080
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"The rich tradition of landscape design in the United States encompasses both simple eighteenth and early nineteenth century gardens and the lavish estates of the Gilded Age. Over time, and especially in the mid-twentieth-century, much of America s garden heritage was destroyed by creeping development and suburbanization. Thanks to the Garden Conservancy and other garden trusts and associations, this trend has been reversed and today many of these once-threatened treasures have been restored. Thirty gardens are presented, selected for the drama of their original creation and rescue and for their historical and horticultural importance. The gardens range from wonderful to woebegone, from grand estates to suburban plots, Each has its own character, and each has been brought back from the brink through a combination of imagination and tenacity."

Gardens Of The Arts And Crafts Movement

Author: Judith B. Tankard
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698942
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“The ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden…is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs.” —Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America In Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, landscape scholar Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspirations, characteristics, and development of garden design during this iconic movement. Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens of the era from Great Britain and North America. With almost 300 illustrations and photographs, and an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge the movement, Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement is an essential resource for this truly distinct approach to garden design.

Old House Journal

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.

Keeping Eden

Author: Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Publisher: Little Brown GBR
ISBN: 9780821218181
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A gardening history discusses greenhouse gardening, western gardens, and gardening science

Saving America S Wildlife

Author: Thomas R. Dunlap
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691006130
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Examines the changing attitudes of America toward its wildlife and wilderness, details how a contemptuous attitude has been moderated by the research of scientists and discusses the implications of such studies on wildlife preservation

Gardens For The Future

Author: Guy Cooper
Publisher: Conran Octopus
ISBN: 9783800131303
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The subtitle of this oversized ode to garden design is fascinating. Despite the fact that industrial aesthetics (plastics, AstroTurf, chain-link) are explored along with high-tech ideas like artificial fog and fiber-optics, the authors, well-known British designers, still see the garden in the context of its potential wildness, its site-specific possibilities. Flamboyantly photographed, international in scope, "Gardens for the Future" enlarges our mind's eye to include gardens of theory made manifest, such as the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in southwestern Scotland. Designer Charles Jencks explains, "Nature is basically curved, warped, undulating, jagged, zigzagged, and sometimes beautifully crinkly," all of which he has captured in stainless steel, concrete, and giant earthworks. Contrast this with the classic redesign, by Belgian Jacques Wirtz, of the 16th-century Tuileries gardens at the Louvre in Paris, or the perspective-skewered red garden made by Jack Lenor Larsen at his house on Long Island, and the reader gets an idea of the breadth, the exoticism, the sheer artistry of contemporary garden design. Not only do Cooper and Taylor take us on a tour of 20 exciting public and private gardens, they also help us make the leap into understanding them by starting out with a discussion of the influence of three great contemporary designers; Barragan, Noguchi, and Roberto Burle Marx. One of the most startling gardens in the book is Robert Irwin's Lower Central Garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. His mantra for the design, inscribed in stone in the garden, may be the only words that could be spoken of all the unusual gardens depicted in this elegant book. Irwin describes his work as "A sculpture in the form of a garden aspiring to be art." "--Valerie Easton"

Genesis

Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525516517
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