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Cultivating Myths

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Very good to fine condition. Plates from historic originals and monochrome.
Picturesque cottage gardens, with toweringhollyhocks in front of the thatched dwellings in humble cottagers...Formal herb gardens set out in knots, with box-edged comaprtments overflowing with culinaryherbs...colourful ornamental potagers...Rambling wilderness tamed to romantic wild gardens...Are these the reality of our garden heritage or are we being decieved by a rose-tinted view?Cultivating Myths examines aspects of garden history and fashion. It traces the development of some key themes from their earliest origins to their present-day manifestations. Along with the cottage garden, the potager and the 'natural' garden, it delves into the history of the lawn., investigates walled pleasure gardens and outdoor rooms, and discusses the love-hate relationship gardeners have with variegated plants.Bringing to light the results of much fascinationg detective work on centuries-old gardening books, and illustrated with beautiful historic line drawings from original sources, Cultivating Myths is a challenging and engrossing bedside book for gardeners around the world.H;ELEN LEACH is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Otago University in Dunedin and an enthusiastic gardener and garden historian. She is the author of 1000 Years of Gardening in New Zealand and co-author of The Cook's Garden, More from the Cook's Garden, The Cook's Salad Garden and The New Zealand Bread Book as well as numerous academic publications.

Item details

Author(s):
Leach, Helen
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
9.5 inches high
EAN-13:
9781869620493
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1869620493
ISBN-13:
9781869620493
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Godwit
Title:
Cultivating Myths

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Very good to fine condition. Plates from historic originals and monochrome.
Picturesque cottage gardens, with toweringhollyhocks in front of the thatched dwellings in humble cottagers...Formal herb gardens set out in knots, with box-edged comaprtments overflowing with culinaryherbs...colourful ornamental potagers...Rambling wilderness tamed to romantic wild gardens...Are these the reality of our garden heritage or are we being decieved by a rose-tinted view?Cultivating Myths examines aspects of garden history and fashion. It traces the development of some key themes from their earliest origins to their present-day manifestations. Along with the cottage garden, the potager and the 'natural' garden, it delves into the history of the lawn., investigates walled pleasure gardens and outdoor rooms, and discusses the love-hate relationship gardeners have with variegated plants.Bringing to light the results of much fascinationg detective work on centuries-old gardening books, and illustrated with beautiful historic line drawings from original sources, Cultivating Myths is a challenging and engrossing bedside book for gardeners around the world.H;ELEN LEACH is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Otago University in Dunedin and an enthusiastic gardener and garden historian. She is the author of 1000 Years of Gardening in New Zealand and co-author of The Cook's Garden, More from the Cook's Garden, The Cook's Salad Garden and The New Zealand Bread Book as well as numerous academic publications.

Author(s):
Leach, Helen
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
9.5 inches high
EAN-13:
9781869620493
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1869620493
ISBN-13:
9781869620493
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Godwit
Title:
Cultivating Myths

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