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Vanished Gardens

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Author: Sharon White
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820339733
Size: 54.89 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.


The Incarnate Saviour

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Author: Sir William Robertson Nicoll
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Size: 49.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Old London Gardens

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Author: Gladys Taylor
Publisher:
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Size: 68.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Gardens
Languages : en
Pages : 194
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Mother Jones Magazine

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Size: 80.32 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 88
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Book Description: Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.


Study Of Alternatives

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Size: 59.63 MB
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Category : Historic sites
Languages : en
Pages : 62
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Monthly Packet

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Size: 64.62 MB
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Languages : en
Pages :
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Devon Gardens

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Author: Steven Pugsley
Publisher: Sutton Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 54.96 MB
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Category : Devon (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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Persian Gardens Garden Pavilions

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Author: Donald N. Wilber
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462913040
Size: 40.53 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: This Persian gardening book showcases classic gardens and pavilions and presents gardening advice for the aspiring amateur landscaper looking to add an Eastern flair to his or her yard. The garden has always had a special meaning for Persian (Iran). The Persian garden, with its flowing pools, fountains, waterways, rows of tall trees, rich arrays of fruit trees and flowers, and cool pavilions, has represented an image of paradise. Persian Gardens & Garden Pavilions is both a comprehensive survey and an appreciation of this Persian tradition of gardens and garden pavilions. The text traces the historical development of Persian gardens, describes their basic features, presents existing examples, and discusses the literature and tradition behind them. The 119 illustrations include detailed plans and photographs of surviving gardens and their pavilions made on the spot, as well as a comprehensive collection of paintings, lithographs, and drawings of the nineteenth century executed both by Persian artists and by European travelers and emissaries of the period. The author points out, the gardeners who read this book should come across many details and ideas that can be incorporated into their own kinds of gardens.


Travel Tourism And Art

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Author: Tijana Rakić
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317006437
Size: 34.81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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 Historic Gardens Of Oxford Cambridge

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Author: Mavis Batey
Publisher:
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Size: 50.82 MB
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Category : Cambridge (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: This is a guide to the college gardens of Oxford and Cambridge, tracing over 700 years of gardening history. It is also tells the story of how architects, painters, poets and philosophers as important as Wren, Hawksmoor, Addison, Ruskin, Morris and Lutyens helped create them.


Historical Gardens Of Lahore

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Author: Saifurraḥmān Ḍār
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Size: 79.45 MB
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Category : Gardens
Languages : en
Pages : 51
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Carolina Gardens

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Author: Edward Terry Hendrie Shaffer
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Size: 52.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Gardens
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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