Gardens

The Riverside Gardens of Thomas More’s London

Author: 
C. Paul Christianson
Publisher: 
Yale University Press
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
0–300–10905–9

hardcover, 232 p., $45.00

Well-researched, annotated, and illustrated with period engravings, paintings, and maps, this book on early Tudor gardens covers a range of topics relating to the history of English gardening during the transitional period between the medieval and the modern. The text focuses on eight large gardens along the Thames River. These 16th-century properties have various connections with Thomas More and serve as examples of such grounds under different types of ownership — civic, cleric, wealthy citizen, and royal — during the era.

Subjects: 
Volume: 
8
Number: 
4

Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles

Author: 
Christian Duvernois
Publisher: 
Rizzoli
Publication Date: 
2008
ISBN: 
978–0–8478–3068–8

cloth, 224 pp., $65.00

This book by Christian Duvernois — landscape designer, lecturer on classical gardens and member of the Friends of Versailles — gives the reader a new view on the famous, or infamous, Marie-Antoinette. It begins with the 14-year-old Madame Antoine, as she was known in the Austrian court, eventually covering Her Royal Highness, the Dauphine of France. Just four years later, with the death of Louis XV, Marie-Antoinette became Queen of France.

 

Subjects: 
Volume: 
11
Number: 
1

Designer Plant Combinations: 105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer

Author: 
Scott Calhoun
Publisher: 
Storey Publishing
Publication Date: 
2008
ISBN: 
978–1–6034–2077–8

paper, 239 pp., $18.95

This book offers invaluable advice on mixing plants in combinations for what Calhoun calls "a self-contained little part" of the whole garden. He hopes to spark the reader's imagination "in a way that is useful but not pedestrian" for both novices and expert gardeners.

 

Subjects: 
Volume: 
11
Number: 
1

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