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

Autor: Wade Graham
Editora: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2011.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Wade Graham
ISBN: 9780061583421 0061583421 9780061583438 006158343X
Número OCLC: 639164308
Descrição: xvi, 459 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: Wade Graham.
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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 cultural commentary in a one-of-a-kind narrative, American Eden presents a dynamic, sweeping look at this country's landscapes and the visionaries behind them--Publisher description.

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