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Description - Encyclopedia of Gardens by Candice A. Shoemaker

This major international work, composed of more than 600 entries, will prove to be an indispensable reference for garden historians; teachers and students of archaeology, garden history, and landscape architecture; professional and amateur gardeners; and curious general readers alike. A wide range of topics are explored, including important people in the history of gardening and landscaping (Pliny, Roberto Burle Marx); specific sites, both historical and existing (Villa Adriana, Stowe); surveys of types and styles of gardens as well as of gardening movements (Informal Garden, Arts and Crafts Gardening); traditions of specific geographic regions (Africa, pre-Colombian Gardens); and different gardening materials and techniques (Wardian Case, Plant Training). Replete with both black-and-white and colour photographs, as well as with dozens of line drawings illustrating plans, techniques, and tools.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781579581732
ISBN-10: 1579581730
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 1590
Imprint: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Candice A. Shoemaker

Candice A. Shoemaker is the former director of the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. She is currently an Associate Professor of Horticulture at Kansas State University. Her current research involves Human Issues in Horticulture.