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Grounds for Pleasure: Four Centuries of the American Garden

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Publisher Comments:

With its wealth of original historical research; marvelous illustrations, including many that are not available elsewhere; and Denise Otis's fascinating new insights about her subject, Grounds for Pleasure will immediately win recognition as the definitive book about the private garden in America, from pre-Columbian times to the present.<P>From the United States' oldest landscaped gardens — such as Middleton Place in South Carolina — to such 20th-century masterpieces as Thomas Church's Donnell Garden in Sonoma, described in the Oxford Companion to Gardens as "one of the most significant gardens of the 20th century" — here are gardens of great historical importance and spectacular beauty. Rare archival images, drawings based on archaeological excavations and old maps, and stunning photographs taken especially for this book make this as much of a visual delight as Otis's engaging, very personal, and anecdotal text is a joy to read.

Book News Annotation:

Otis (former editor of House and Garden), surveys the American private garden from the oldest examples (such as Middleton Place in South Carolina) to 20th-century masterpieces. Following a chronological discussion of American gardens, she covers stylistic types (enclosed, vista, and picturesque gardens) as well as smaller, more unusual types created by lesser-known people. The volume contains 333 illustrations including color and b&w images, and rare archival photographs, maps and drawings. Oversize: 9.75x12<">. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-344) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810932739
Subtitle:
Four Centuries of the American Garden
Author:
Otis, Denise
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Landscape design
Subject:
Gardens -- United States -- Design -- History.
Subject:
Landscape design -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
General Gardening
Copyright:
Series Volume:
107-116
Publication Date:
20021101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
12.02x9.84x1.31 in. 4.69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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