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Vanished Gardens

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Author: Sharon White
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820339733
Size: 21.39 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: New to living and gardening in Philadelphia, Sharon White begins a journey through the landscape of the city, past and present, in Vanished Gardens. In prose now as precise and considered as the paths in a parterre, now as flowing and lyrical as an Olmsted vista, White explores Philadelphia's gardens as a part of the city's ecosystem and animates the lives of individual gardeners and naturalists working in the area around her home. In one section of the book, White tours the gardens of colonial botanist John Bartram; his wife, Ann; and their son, writer and naturalist William. Other chapters focus on Deborah Logan, who kept a record of her life on a large farm in the late eighteenth century, and Mary Gibson Henry, twentieth-century botanist, plant collector, and namesake of the lily Hymenocallis henryae. Throughout White weaves passages from diaries, letters, and memoirs from significant Philadephia gardeners into her own striking prose, transforming each place she examines into a palimpsest of the underlying earth and the human landscapes layered over it. White gives a surprising portrait of the resilience and richness of the natural world in Philadelphia and of the ways that gardening can connect nature to urban space. She shows that although gardens may vanish forever, the meaning and solace inherent in the act of gardening are always waiting to be discovered anew.

Travel Tourism And Art

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Author: Tijana Rakić
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317006437
Size: 63.48 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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Book Description: Art, in its many forms, has long played an important role in people’s imagination, experience and remembrance of places, cultures and travels as well as in their motivation to travel. Travel and tourism, on the other hand, have also inspired numerous artists and featured in many artworks. The fascinating relationships between travel, tourism and art encompass a wide range of phenomena from historical ’Grand Tours’ during which a number of travellers experienced or produced artwork, to present-day travel inspired by art, artworks produced by contemporary travellers or artworks produced by locals for tourist consumption. Focusing on the representations of ’touristic’ places, locals, travellers and tourists in artworks; the role of travel and tourism in inspiring artists; as well as the role of art and artwork in imagining, experiencing and remembering places and motivating travel and tourism; this edited volume provides a space for an exploration of both historical and contemporary relationships between travel, tourism and art. Bringing together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and fields of study including geography, anthropology, history, philosophy, and urban, cultural, tourism, art and leisure studies, this volume discusses a range of case studies across different art forms and locales.

The History Of Gardens

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Author: Christopher Thacker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520056299
Size: 79.46 MB
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: Looks at landscape designs and notes the philosophical, cultural, social, and aesthetic considerations underlying gardens throughout the world from the era of ancient Greece to contemporary times

Heritage Gardens

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Author: Sheena MacKellar Goulty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134904789
Size: 63.39 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 196
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Book Description: Heritage gardens create huge management headaches. How does one preserve a garden designed for the enjoyment of the few when the advent of the many grinds it away to nothing? The answer, as presented in Heritage Gardens is a subterfuge: preserve the illusion of the created environment as originally conceived, but adjust it using more durable materials: plants and designs which require less cultivation. Of all the problems facing the heritage industry today, the managment of gardens and landscape environment create some of the greatest difficulties. This book seeks to provide some of the answers.

The Roy Stories

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Author: Barry Gifford
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609804988
Size: 43.98 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: Barry Gifford has been writing gritty, American tales for the past forty years. His novels, stories, poetry, and films have helped shape the American neo-noir genre. The New York Times Book Review says that he "can sum up in a few words the cruelty, horror, and crushing banality that shape an entire life.” Andrei Codrescu calls Gifford “a great comic realist,” while Pedro Almodóvar likens him to the surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel, and Jonathan Lethem describes his style as “William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly.” In The Roy Stories Gifford brings his signature style to a collection of tales following the character of Roy, who has made appearances in a number of Gifford’s previous story collections. Roy lives a mystical kind of life, skinning crocodiles in Southern Florida at age nine in the 1940s and playing in the back alleys of Chicago in the 1950s. This deep-feeling boy observes every detail in his surroundings with a sense of dark humor and an openness that will clutch readers tightly by the heart and lead them on a historical journey.

Urban Transportation Innovations Worldwide

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Author: Roger L. Kemp
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470755
Size: 79.42 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Transportation
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: This handbook of urban transportation planning presents case studies detailing 40 best practices from 33 states in the U.S. and 19 countries on six continents. Cities around the world have improved transportation options for their citizens. Roadways have seen the addition of walkways and bicycle lanes, and light-rail transit systems have reduced street traffic. These cities have decreased reliance on personal cars and enhanced their urban environments by reducing congestion, pollution, and the number and width of roadways. This volume discusses the dynamic field of urban transportation planning and provides resources for planning professionals and public officials interested in obtaining additional information on the latest trends.

The Incarnate Saviour

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Author: Sir William Robertson Nicoll
Size: 26.47 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Old London Gardens

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Author: Gladys Taylor
Size: 80.51 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Gardens
Languages : en
Pages : 194
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Historic Paris

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Author: Jetta S. Wolff
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465581669
Size: 16.55 MB
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Category : Paris (France)
Languages : en
Pages : 365
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