Plants in Garden History: An Illustrated History of Plants and Their Influence on Garden Styles-From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day-Penelope Hobhouse

  • Title: Plants in Garden History: An Illustrated History of Plants and Their Influence on Garden Styles-From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day
  • Author: Penelope Hobhouse
  • Released: 1999-09-01
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  • Pages: 336
  • ISBN: 1857932730
  • ISBN13: 978-1857932737
  • ASIN: 1857932730

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Review “Penelope Hobhouse’s book is festooned with grand ideas… an unusually informative and accessible history for practicing gardeners.” -- The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher In this sumptuous survey, Penelope Hobhouse—distinguished plantswoman, garden designer, and historian—presents a definitive history of gardens and gardening, exploring the evolution of the Western model and the historical factors that have created the modern idea of gardening as both popular pastime and art form. Against this backdrop, Hobhouse focuses on the plants themselves—the raw materials of the garden maker’s art. Opulently illustrated with 375 paintings, illuminated manuscripts, botanical drawings, and frescoes, as well as period and contemporary photographs, this is a classic work that will be consulted for years to come. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf