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The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession

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Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-237) and index.

About the Author

Virginia Scott Jenkins is a scholar in residence at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560984061
Author:
Jenkins, Virginia Scott
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Author:
Jenkins, Virginia Scott
Author:
JENKINS VS
Author:
Jenkins, Virgina
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Plants - Grasses
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Lawns
Subject:
Lawns -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gardening-Grasses and Groundcover
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x.67 in. .99 lbs.

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