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The English garden : a social history

Author: Charles Quest-Ritson
Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Gardening is all about lifestyles, money and class. Among the rich, gardens are symbols of social and economic success; among the poor, they are an aid to survival. Most commentators have concentrated on the development of garden styles and fashions, but no history can properly be told without reference to the social and economic conditions which accompanied it. Charles Quest-Ritson sets out to put gardening in its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Quest-Ritson
ISBN: 1567922643 9781567922646
OCLC Number: 56098210
Description: 280 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Early English Gardens 1500-1640 --
Ch. 2. The Rise and Fall of the Formal Garden 1640-1730 --
Ch. 3. The Age of Elitism 1730-1820 --
Ch. 4. From Waterloo to the Trenches 1820-1914 --
Ch. 5. Riches to Rags to Riches 1915-2000.
Responsibility: Charles Quest-Ritson.

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"Gardening is all about lifestyles, money and class. Among the rich, gardens are symbols of social and economic success; among the poor, they are an aid to survival. Most commentators have concentrated on the development of garden styles and fashions, but no history can properly be told without reference to the social and economic conditions which accompanied it. Charles Quest-Ritson sets out to put gardening in its context. He shows how gardens have altered through the generations in direct response to changes in English society itself and he explains the social and financial reasons why gardening evolved as it did."--BOOK JACKET.

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