Story of Gardening

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Story of Gardening


Autor: Hobhouse, Penelope
Titel: Story of Gardening
Erscheinungsjahr: 2004
Verlag/Ort: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, London 2004

Seiten: 468  
Abb: ca. 1200 
Farbabb.: ca. 1200

ISBN/Art.: 978-1-4053-0714-7


Story of Gardening

Esteemed for aesthetic designs that have transformed gardens the world over, this prolific author of classic volumes on horticulture's essential elements now takes on the granddaddy of all topics, the history of gardening itself. Scholarly in approach, it is nonetheless accessible in style. Erudite and entertaining, inclusive and intimate, Hobhouse's coverage provides a compelling chronicle of how garden designs and plant migrations around the world and throughout time have influenced contemporary horticultural developments. Sumptuously illustrated with obscure and opulent works of art, this luxurious volume traces the development of gardening from the earliest Mesopotamian gardeners, whose solutions to fundamental horticultural handicaps have benefited gardeners throughout time, to contemporary landscape architects and ecologists charged with developing bold new interpretations that will preserve and enhance the environment for the future.