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A Glossary of Garden History

By: M Symes

144 pages, Illus

Shire Publications

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #161238 | ISBN: 0747806462
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Presents an alphabetical glossary of over five hundred entries that explains and illustrates such terms, aimed at readers of garden literature and visitors to gardens. A final chapter in this book outlines the work of British garden designers from John Evelyn to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.


Introduction Glossary Appendix: some major British garden designers Further Reading Index of people and places The Garden History Society

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Michael Symes is a garden historian whose interested developed from literature to real gardens, particularly those of the eighteeenth century. For several years he has taught garden history to adults in university extra-mural classes and has engaged in research which has resulted in a number of publications. His books 'The English Rococo Garden' and 'Garden Sculpture' also appear in the Shire Garden History series.

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