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American Eden : from Monticello to Central Park to our backyards : what our gardens tell us about who we are

Author: Wade Graham
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed something of themselves--their personalities, desires, and beliefs--in the gardens they create. Rooted in the time and place of their making, as much as in the minds and identities of their makers, gardens mirror the struggles and energies of a changing society. Melding biography, history, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wade Graham
ISBN: 9780061583421 0061583421 9780061583438 006158343X
OCLC Number: 639164308
Description: xvi, 459 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Founding gardens (1600-1826) --
A walk in the park: suburbia and the sublime (1820-1890) --
The golden age: modernity and its discontents (1880-1915) --
Forward to the past: the long romance of the arts & crafts garden (1850-1945) --
California and the modern garden (1920-1960s) --
Art confronts nature, redux: triumphs and anxieties of landscape architecture (1940s-2000s) --
All our missing parts: money and virtue in the go-go years.
Responsibility: Wade Graham.
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