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Riassunto: Why do gardens look the way they do? David Stuart turns the conventional view of garden history upside down and argues that it is the plants themselves that driven the evolution of the modern garden. From the ends of the earth - the outer reaches of the Ottoman Empire, China, Japan, the Americas - daring explorers brought new plants back to gardens across Europe (encountering hair-raising adventures along the way). The influx of exotica caused a frenzy hybridization, which in turn inspired gardeners to make room to show off the latest fritillary, delphinium or rose. In this entertaining and insightful book Stuart traces the making and remaking of the modern garden as it acquired features - such as the flower bed, the herbaceous border, the glasshouse - that we now take for granted, and came full circle to welcome native species and cottage garden varieties long neglected in favour of the foreign and the new. Stuart concludes that continued plant prospecting may prove essential to protecting botanic diversity and preserving species rapidly disappearing from the wild. Long shaped by plants, our gardens may now prove crucial to saving the plants themselves.
About the Author: David Stuart is a biologist and botanist, and has been a nurseryman and a Times journalist. His books include Gardening with Antique Plants, Classic Plant Combinations, Plants from the Past, Shrubs and Small Trees, The Garden Triumphant: A Victorian Legacy and, most recently, Dangerous Gardens: The Plants that Changed our Lives (Frances Lincoln). He Lives in Edinburgh.
Titolo: Plants That Shaped Our Gardens
Casa editrice: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007220390
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln 01/08/2004, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. A lot of creases and scratches on cover. Content is fine. Book. Codice libro della libreria 075051-7
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, London, 2002. Softcover. Condizione libro: VG. 208pp. Illustrated in b&w and colour. Codice libro della libreria X3277
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, London, 2002. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. Many plates , most in colour and many full page (illustratore). 1st Edition. New. Codice libro della libreria 018466
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, London, U.K., 2002. Card Cover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. 208pp; col pls. Mint. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 010817