History

Gardens Through Time: 200 Years of the English Garden

Author: 
Jane Owen and Diarmuid Gavin
Publisher: 
BBC Books
Publication Date: 
2004
ISBN: 
0–563–48715–1

cloth, 240 p., $45.00

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society, journalist/garden historian Jane Owen and garden designer/BBC TV personality Diarmuid Gavin take the reader through seven garden styles from the regency period to the present day. A timeline recording horticultural happenings and important events assists readers in defining the separate stylistic periods.

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Volume: 
7
Number: 
4

The Story of Corn

Author: 
Betty Fussell
Publisher: 
University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 
2004
ISBN: 
0–826–33592–6

paper, 357 p., $24.95

Food historian Betty Fussell weaves an intriguing tale in her compilation of history, myths, science, and art in this epic work on corn, the grain of the New World. Faced with a mountain of facts and folklore, she has done a superb job in organizing a text that covers such a wide range of information. She explores corn’s history from pre-Columbian times to the present day.

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Volume: 
7
Number: 
4

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.

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Volume: 
8
Number: 
4

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