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Public spaces, private gardens : a history of designed landscapes in New Orleans

Author: Lake Douglas
Publisher: Baton Rouge [La.] : Louisiana State University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Landscape architect Lake Douglas employs written accounts, archival data, historic photographs, lithographs, maps, and city planning documentsùmany of which have never been published until nowùto explore public and private outdoor spaces in New Orleans and those who shaped them. The result, Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans, is the first in-depth examination of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Douglas, Lake, 1949-
Public spaces, private gardens.
Baton Rouge [La.] : Louisiana State University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010047345
(OCoLC)679940487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lake Douglas
ISBN: 9780807138380 080713838X
OCLC Number: 727067742
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Public open spaces in New Orleans --
Commercial open spaces: "for use and for pleasure" --
Domestic garden design --
Horticultural content: plants and their uses --
Nineteenth-century horticultural commerce --
Workforce characteristics: gardeners, seedsmen, and "flourist" planters --
Horticultural literature --
Compiling plant lists for New Orleans gardens.
Other Titles: History of designed landscapes in New Orleans
Responsibility: Lake Douglas ; afterword by John H. Lawrence.

Abstract:

Landscape architect Lake Douglas employs written accounts, archival data, historic photographs, lithographs, maps, and city planning documentsùmany of which have never been published until nowùto explore public and private outdoor spaces in New Orleans and those who shaped them. The result, Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans, is the first in-depth examination of the cityÆs landscape history. Douglas presents this ôbeautiful and imposingö city as a work of art crafted by numerous influences. A survey from the colonial period to the twentieth century.

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