The Resource Keeping Eden : a history of gardening in America, Massachusetts Horticultural Society ; Walter T. Punch, general editor, with essays by W. Howard Adams [and others]

Keeping Eden : a history of gardening in America, Massachusetts Horticultural Society ; Walter T. Punch, general editor, with essays by W. Howard Adams [and others]

Label
Keeping Eden : a history of gardening in America
Title
Keeping Eden
Title remainder
a history of gardening in America
Statement of responsibility
Massachusetts Horticultural Society ; Walter T. Punch, general editor, with essays by W. Howard Adams [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • American garden history is charged with surprising and fascinating people, ideas, and stories. Keeping Eden is a lavishly illustrated compendium by some of America's top garden writers, historians, and designers, who address gardening from the time of the arrival of the first European settlers to the present day - from east to west, north to south. Included is a look at the first settlers' interactions with the Native Americans and how plants and techniques were shared - or ignored - by both. Another chapter looks at the gardens of the Federal period, with special attention given to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as garden designers and horticulturists. The nineteenth century receives much attention, not only as a period during which great strides were made in garden technology, but also for its approach to the cultivation of the land as a cure-all for the social ills of this wildly growing nation
  • William Howard Adams explores the twisting path followed by twentieth-century landscape design from Golden Age opulence to today's windmill farms in California. Tovah Martin's chapter on gardening under glass spans three centuries, as does Mac Griswold's examination of the interaction of natural and man-made beauty in garden art. Still other chapters are devoted to American plants and the public's changing tastes, the establishment and functions of garden organizations, and the important role of horticultural books. This volume is capped by Michael Pollan's provocative approach to the future of gardening in America - a future that requires both environmental consciousness and the willingness to cultivate and care for the earth. In sum, Keeping Eden is a long-needed, generous sampling of the many, varied aspects of American garden history - an invitation to readers to become explorers of this rich but neglected world
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB451.3
LC item number
.K44 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB451.3.K44
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society
  • Punch, Walter T.
  • Adams, William Howard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardening
  • Gardens
  • Gardening
  • Gardens
  • Jardinage
  • Jardins
  • Jardinage
  • Jardins
  • Gardening
  • Gardens
  • United States
Label
Keeping Eden : a history of gardening in America, Massachusetts Horticultural Society ; Walter T. Punch, general editor, with essays by W. Howard Adams [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Richard H. Daley -- Preface / Walter T. Punch -- The Beginnings / Gordon De Wolf -- Early Gardens Along the Atlantic Coast / Diane Kostial McGuire -- Garden and Forest: Nineteenth-Century Developments in Landscape Architecture / Keith N. Morgan -- Regionalism and Modernism: Some Common Roots / Melanie L. Simo -- Breaking New Ground: Twentieth-Century American Gardens / William Howard Adams -- Graces and Modest Majesties: Landscape and Garden Traditions of the American South / Catherine M. Howett -- Western Expansion / David C. Streatfield -- Plants of American Gardens / Peggy Cornett Newcomb -- Science and Technology in American Gardens / D. Keith Crotz -- The City and the Garden / Phyllis Andersen -- American Artists, American Gardens / Mac Griswold -- Horticulture and American Character / Tamara Plakins Thornton -- Gardening Under Glass / Tovah Martin -- The Garden Organized: The Public Face of Horticulture / Walter T. Punch
  • American Horticultural Books / Elisabeth Woodburn -- Afterword: The Garden's Prospects in America / Michael Pollan
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780821218181
Lccn
91016495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23765977
  • (OCoLC)ocm23765977
Label
Keeping Eden : a history of gardening in America, Massachusetts Horticultural Society ; Walter T. Punch, general editor, with essays by W. Howard Adams [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Richard H. Daley -- Preface / Walter T. Punch -- The Beginnings / Gordon De Wolf -- Early Gardens Along the Atlantic Coast / Diane Kostial McGuire -- Garden and Forest: Nineteenth-Century Developments in Landscape Architecture / Keith N. Morgan -- Regionalism and Modernism: Some Common Roots / Melanie L. Simo -- Breaking New Ground: Twentieth-Century American Gardens / William Howard Adams -- Graces and Modest Majesties: Landscape and Garden Traditions of the American South / Catherine M. Howett -- Western Expansion / David C. Streatfield -- Plants of American Gardens / Peggy Cornett Newcomb -- Science and Technology in American Gardens / D. Keith Crotz -- The City and the Garden / Phyllis Andersen -- American Artists, American Gardens / Mac Griswold -- Horticulture and American Character / Tamara Plakins Thornton -- Gardening Under Glass / Tovah Martin -- The Garden Organized: The Public Face of Horticulture / Walter T. Punch
  • American Horticultural Books / Elisabeth Woodburn -- Afterword: The Garden's Prospects in America / Michael Pollan
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 277 pages
Isbn
9780821218181
Lccn
91016495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23765977
  • (OCoLC)ocm23765977

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