Gardens

Gardens Across America. Volume 1: East of the Mississippi

Author: 
Thomas S. Spencer and John J. Russell
Publisher: 
Taylor
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
1–589–79102–9

paper, 460 p., $19.95

Creating a directory of public gardens in America is an ambitious undertaking. First, the size of the territory covered is challenging. The editors have wisely separated the work into two volumes, with the Mississippi River as the east–west dividing line in the United States. The gardens and arboreta are then listed alphabetically by their locations, first by state and then by towns and cities in each state; a handy locator map of each city in a state is useful for visitors.

Volume: 
8
Number: 
2

The New Garden Paradise: Great Private Gardens of the World

Author: 
Dominique Browning
Publisher: 
W.W. Norton
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
0–393–05939–1

cloth, 463 p., $59.95

This book is an exclusive look at the best private gardens in the world, created by some of the most accomplished landscape architects and garden designers of our time. Organized into seven distinct styles, each section begins with an overview that provides both the historical context and contemporary influences behind each of the carefully chosen examples. Dominique Browning, longtime editor-in-chief of House and Garden Magazine, is the ideal host for this garden tour.

Volume: 
8
Number: 
2

Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC–2000 AD

Author: 
Tom Turner
Publisher: 
Spon Press
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
0–415–31748–7

cloth, 294 p., $75.00

Landscape architecture historian Tom Turner traces the development of garden design of western civilization through 40 centuries in a text that reflects his British perspective. Beginning with the gardens of ancient Egypt, the author takes readers on a tour of 150 significant historical landscapes. The author gained intimate knowledge of many of these sites through his travels over thirty years. He examines the factors that influenced their artistic design in each epoch.

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Volume: 
7
Number: 
6

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