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Cyclical City
Cyclical City

Five Stories of Urban Transformation

Desimini, Jill

As cities evolve and resources shift with time, spaces within those cities are often left fallow and abandoned. Cyclical City tells the stories behind these sites, from...


Landscape and Images
Landscape and Images
Stilgoe, John R.

John Stilgoe is just looking around. This is more difficult than it sounds, particularly in our mediated age, when advances in both theory and technology too often seek to...


An American Cutting Garden
An American Cutting Garden

A Primer for Growing Cut Flowers Where Summers Are Hot and Winters Are Cold

McIntire, Suzanne

In An American Cutting Garden Suzanne McIntire describes how to plan a cutting garden, choose suitable plants, keep the garden in good order, and harvest a bountiful crop—all...


Cartooning the Landscape
Cartooning the Landscape
Sullivan, Chip

One of the singular talents in landscape design, Chip Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance, makes perfect sense--the...


Shaping the American Landscape
Shaping the American Landscape

New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project

Birnbaum, Charles A., Foell, Stephanie S.

Shaping the American Landscape explores the lives and work of 151 professionals who quite literally shaped both the land itself and our ideas of what the American...


The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello
The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello
Hatch, Peter J.

Lavishly illustrated, Peter Hatch's The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello is not only a detailed history of Jefferson's gardens and their re-creation but a virtual...


Greening the City
Greening the City

Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century

Brantz, Dorothee, Dümpelmann, Sonja

The modern city is not only pavement and concrete. Parks, gardens, trees, and other plants are an integral part of the urban environment. Often the focal points of social...


Earth Works
Earth Works

Readings for Backyard Gardeners

Hugo, Nancy Ross

In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic....


Unbounded Practice
Unbounded Practice

Women and Landscape Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century

Way, Thaïsa

Women have practiced as landscape architects for over a century, since the founding of the practice as a profession in the United States in the 1890s. They came to landscape...


Almost Home
Almost Home

The Public Landscapes of Gertrude Jekyll

Miller, Kristina F.

The perennial borders and woodland gardens Gertrude Jekyll designed for the estates of monied clients continue to inspire designers, historians, and enthusiasts today, as do...


Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello, 3rd ed
Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello, 3rd ed
Hatch, Peter J., Betts, Edwin Morris, Perkins, Hazelhurst Bolton

The restoration of the flower gardens at Monticello in 1941, sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, was the result of Edwin Betts's scholarly research and Hazlehurst Perkins...


Shaping the Postwar Landscape
Shaping the Postwar Landscape

New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project

Birnbaum, Charles A., Craver, Scott

Shaping the Postwar Landscape is the latest contribution to the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s well-known reference project, Pioneers of American Landscape Design, the...


Foreign Trends in American Gardens
Foreign Trends in American Gardens

A History of Exchange, Adaptation, and Reception

Fabiani Giannetto, Raffaella

Foreign Trends in American Gardens addresses the influence of foreign, designed landscapes on the development of their American counterparts. Including essays from an...


Public Nature
Public Nature

Scenery, History, and Park Design

Carr, Ethan, Eyring, Shaun, Wilson, Richard Guy

This diverse new collection of essays, written by scholars, practitioners, and public-land managers, considers the history of public park design, as well as the parks...


Melodramatic Landscapes
Melodramatic Landscapes

Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century

Schenker, Heath

During the nineteenth century, large, naturalistic urban parks began to appear in cities around the world. These parks, as Melodramatic Landscapes engagingly...


Historic Virginia Gardens
Historic Virginia Gardens

Preservation Work of The Garden Club of Virginia, 1975–2007

Bemiss, Margaret Page

For more than seventy-five years, The Garden Club of Virginia has undertaken garden research and preservation work at numerous historic sites across the Old Dominion, restoring...


Design with Culture
Design with Culture

Claiming America's Landscape Heritage

Birnbaum, Charles A., Hughes, Mary V.

Often viewed as nostalgic and inauthentic, the work of early preservationists has frequently been underrated by modern practitioners. Rather than considering early preservation...


The Working Man's Green Space
The Working Man's Green Space

Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919

Nilsen, Micheline, Barnes, Brooks M.

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community...


The General in the Garden
The General in the Garden

George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Schoelwer, Susan P.

The General in the Garden provides an engaging, informative, and richly illustrated introduction to George Washington’s landscape at Mount Vernon—arguably the best-...


World's Fair Gardens
World's Fair Gardens

Shaping American Landscapes

Maloney, Cathy Jean

As showcases for dramatic changes in garden style and new technology, world’s fairs offered leading landscape designers and nurserymen the chance to tempt visitors to try new...


Literature of Place
Literature of Place

Dwelling on the Land before Earth Day, 1970

Simo, Melanie

In a world that is increasingly reliant on science, technology, and virtual relationships, our reciprocal and intimate connection to place has often been overlooked. This...


Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

Making the Modern Landscape

Herrington, Susan

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is one of the most important landscape architects of the twentieth century, yet despite her lasting influence, few outside the field know her name. Her...


Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer

A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age

Major, Judith K.

Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851–1934) was one of the premier figures in landscape writing and design at the turn of the twentieth century, a moment when the amateur...


The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia
The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia

From Jamestown to Jefferson

Martin, Peter

Using a rich assortment of illustrations and biographical sketches, Peter Martin relates the experiences of colonial gardeners who shaped the natural beauty of Virginia's...


Traces of J. B. Jackson
Traces of J. B. Jackson

The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday America

Horowitz, Helen L.

J. B. Jackson transformed forever how Americans understand their landscape, a concept he defined as land shaped by human presence. In the first major biography of the greatest...


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