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American Eden : from Monticello to Central Park to our backyards : what our gardens tell us about who we are

by Graham, Wade.

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From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed something of themselves--their personalities, desires, and beliefs--in the gardens they create. Rooted in the time and place of their making, as much as in the minds and identiti... Full description

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Summary: From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed something of themselves--their personalities, desires, and beliefs--in the gardens they create. Rooted in the time and place of their making, as much as in the minds and identities of their makers, gardens mirror the struggles and energies of a changing society. Melding biography, history, and cultural commentary in a one-of-a-kind narrative, American Eden presents a dynamic, sweeping look at this country's landscapes and the visionaries behind them--Publisher description.
Physical Description: xvi, 459 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780061583421
0061583421
9780061583438 (pbk.)
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