The Once and Future Gardener: American Garden Writing from Magazines, 1900-1940 (BOK)
Virginia Clayton has selected over 50 of these marvels of garden prose and arranged them in chapters covering everything from "Wild Gardens" and "Gardening through the Seasons" to "The Philosophical Gardener." The book is enhanced with photographs from the articles themselves, including a color plate section reproducing sixteen glorious magazine covers.
This is no stuffy, historical reconstruction of lost horticultural America. These articles are still wonderfully fresh, pungent, and pertinent. They were written by people who had their hands in the dirt and plenty of practical experience. Moreover, the actual quality of the writing is uniformly excellent; these were men and women who knew how to construct a sentence as well as a perennial bed. Their gardening preoccupations and predilections were remarkably the same as our own, making this truly a book for the "once and future gardener, " a delightful and authoritative reference work that no serious gardener, garden historian, or garden library should be without.
|Utgitt||2008||Forfatter||Virginia Tuttle Clayton|
ROUNDHOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP
|Antall sider||256||Dimensjoner||15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,9cm|
|Vekt||680 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||Virginia Tuttle Clayton||Emner og form||General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Gardening, Anthologies (non-poetry)|