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The quest for Shakespeare's garden

Author: Roy Strong; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, this book traces the origins of garden history and the Elizabethan garden, as well as telling the story of the Bard's own garden in Stratford-upon-Avon. Beautifully presented, the text is accompanied by quotations from Shakespeare's works and lush illustrations of his gardens, past and present, plucked from a multitude of sources including embroidered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Quotations
Quotations, maxims, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Strong; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
ISBN: 0500252246 9780500252246
OCLC Number: 951226988
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: written by Roy Strong with illustrations from the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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Published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, this book traces the origins of garden history and the Elizabethan garden, as well as telling the story of the Bard's own garden in Stratford-upon-Avon. Beautifully presented, the text is accompanied by quotations from Shakespeare's works and lush illustrations of his gardens, past and present, plucked from a multitude of sources including embroidered Elizabethan clothing and Victorian gardening books, as well as various gardens around the world. Roy Strong's detailed account is inspired by Shakespeare s works and supplemented by Francis Bacon's 1625 essay 'Of Gardens' which provides Elizabethan-era advice to garden enthusiasts on such topics as topiary, seasonal gardens, scents, aviaries, and more.

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Art historian and garden expert Roy Strong pieces together an account of how Shakespeare's rich use of plant imagery has inspired eclectic gardens all around the world and helped pave way for the Read more...

 
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