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America's romance with the English garden

Author: Thomas J Mickey
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2013.
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The 1890s saw a revolution in advertising. Cheap paper, faster printing, rural mail delivery, railroad shipping, and chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first modern, mass-produced catalogs. The most prominent of these, reaching American households by the thousands, were seed and nursery catalogs with beautiful pictures of middle-class homes surrounded by sprawling lawns, exotic plants, and the latest  Read more...
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Mickey, Thomas J.
America's romance with the English garden.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2013000593
(OCoLC)822025322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Mickey
ISBN: 0821444522 9780821444528
OCLC Number: 841909763
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2014
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: The British connection --
The English garden influence at Williamsburg --
Early wealthy Americans and their English landscapes --
A short history of the nineteenth-century seed and nursery industries in America --
Garden writing from the seed companies and nurseries --
Social changes affect the seed and nursery industries --
Major themes in the catalogs --
Gardening and the middle class --
The grandest rose of the century --
Landscape design according to the catalogs.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Mickey.

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America's Romance with the English Garden is the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry, which seduced the masses with its images and fixed the English garden in the mind of the  Read more...

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