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Encyclopedia of Gardens (3-Volume Set): History and Design

Edited By: Candice Shoemaker

1545 pages, b/w photos, illustrations

Fitzroy Dearborn

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #116441 | ISBN: 1579581730
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NHBS Price: £375.00 $466/€432 approx

About this book

Includes more than 650 entries on a wide range of topics, from important people in the history of gardening and landscaping throughout the ages, to specific sites, both historical and current. Also includes surveys of existing garden types and styles, the gardening traditions of specific geographical regions, and materials and techniques.

'a definitive source for garden design and history' Reference Books Bulletin


Entries include: African-American Gardening; Animals in Gardens; Bed and Bedding System; Botanical Illustration; Caribbean Islands and West Indies; Children and Gardening; Container Gardening; Darwin, Charles; Design Fundamentals; Education: Landscape Architecture; Film, Garden in; Formal Garden Style; Fruit Garden; Greenhouse; Herb Garden; Herbs: Medicinal; Islamic Gardens; Jefferson, Thomas; Landscape Garden Style; Literature, Garden in; Medieval Garden Style; Music in the Garden; Neoclassicism; Pathways and Paving; Perennials; Politics of Gardening; Religion, Garden in; Roman Gardens; Sculpture in the Garden; Shrubbery; Symbolism in Eastern Gardens; Taj Mahal; Tools, Garden; Tourism and Gardens; Trees; Women as Gardeners; Zoological Garden; and many more.

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