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Reviews of Plants in Garden History

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Author (1): Penelope Hobhouse

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: October 1992
Published by: Pavilion Books
ISBN Number: 1851455450

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: December 1999
Published by: Trafalgar Square Publishing
List price: $29.95
ISBN Number: 1857932730



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
In this sumptuous survey, Penelope Hobhouse-distinguished plantswoman, garden designer, and historian-presents a definitive history of gardens and gardening, exploring the evolution of the Western model and the historical factors that have created the modern idea of gardening as both popular pastime and art form. Against this backdrop, Hobhouse focuses on the plants themselves-the raw materials of the garden maker's art. Splendidly illustrated with paintings, illuminated manuscripts, botanical drawings, and frescoes, as well as period and contemporary photographs, this is a classic work that will be referred to for years to come.

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