|ISBN:||9780061583421 0061583421 9780061583438 006158343X|
|描述：||xvi, 459 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||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.
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.