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This is the first book in over two decades devoted to the most important garden designer of the twentieth century. Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932) laid the basis for modern garden design and is credited with popularizing an informal, naturalistic look in counterpoint to the rigid, formal landscapes of the Victorian era. Her collaboration with Edwin Lutyens produced seminal garden masterpieces of the Arts & Crafts movement, including Hestercombe and Folly Farm. Also known as a prolific and influential …
Amazon / Rizzoli
Price: 199.00 $

Writing even in overview of more than a half-century of professional life of a giant of twentieth century science and technology such as Edward Teller is a daunting task. We ask in advance the reader s pardon for passing over quickly or omitting entirely aspects of Teller s life and work which may seem of major significance but which we, due to differences of perspective or knowledge, speak too little or not at all. We refer those interested in greater depth to the excellent biography by Stanley …
Amazon / Springer
Price: 191.47 $

Set against some Europe s most dramatic natural scenery, the gardens of Cornwall are stunning in their impact. The first reaction of most visitors is awed delight at the vibrant luxuriance of the planting: for the serendipity of Cornwall s damp, mild climate has made it an ideal home for many of the great plant-hunter collections. But the springtime show of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias that rank almost as the national emblems of Cornwall is just one strand in the astonishing diversity of …
Amazon / Frances Lincoln Ltd
Price: 147.41 $

Despite current debate over the paternal role, fatherhood is a relatively new area of investigation in literary, historical and cultural studies. The contributors to this illustrated, interdisciplinary volume - one of the first extended investigations of paternity in nineteenth-century Britain and its empire - penetrate the stereotype of the Victorian paterfamilias to uncover intimate and involved, authoritarian and austere fathers. Finding surprising precursors of the new man and the lone father, …
Amazon / Brand: Palgrave Macmillan
Price: 112.24 $

Heligan: Fruit, Flowers and Herbs celebrates the abundance of the award-winning productive gardens at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. With derelict structures restored to working order, the range of traditional crops now cultivated and harvested by hand is beginning to reflect the output of the gardens in their late Victorian heyday. This book tells the stories of reconstruction behind increasingly well-known features - the beautiful apple arches in the Vegetable Garden, the unique pineapple pit in …
Amazon / Gardners Books
Price: 111.49 $

As seen on the BBC. British Gardens in Time takes four iconic gardens, each a product of its age, and provides a fascinating window into the creators and events that shaped them. The stories of their creation include obsession, escape, social ambition, political intrigue, heartbreak, bankruptcy and disaster and, in unravelling these remarkable stories, we reach back over the centuries to see these great gardens through fresh eyes. From the magnificent landscape garden at Stowe created by Bridgeman, …
Amazon / imusti
Price: 105.36 $

Stealing a look at charming classic and contemporary boathouses Award-winning photographer John de Visser and lifelong cottager Judy Ross take readers inside 45 of the North Country s most enticing boathouses -- the rustic, the charming, the grand, the glamorous. Some date back to the 1800s and have changed little over the past century; others are recent eye-catching additions to the water s edge. Styles range from Victorian lavish to Shaker simplicity to Adirondack modern. Inside are inspired sitting …
Amazon / Boston Mills Press
Price: 99.52 $

Is it not generally believed that our town is a healthy place... a place highly com­ mended on this score both for the sick andfor the healthy?.. And then these Baths - the so-called artery of the town, or the nerve centre... Do you know what they are in reality, these great and splendid and glorious Baths that have cost so much money?.. A most serious danger to health! All that filth up in Melledal, where there s such an awful stench - it s all seeping into the pipes that lead to the pump-room! …
Amazon / Springer
Price: 97.13 $

Whether we consider the great London Planes which are now the largest trees in many British urban streets, the exotic ornamentals from across the globe flourishing in numerous private gardens, the stately trees of public parks and squares or the dense colourful foliage of suburbia, the impact of trees and arboriculture upon modern towns and their ecosystems is clear. From the formal walks and squares of the Georgian town to Victorian tree-lined boulevards and commemorative oaks, trees are the organic …
Amazon / White Horse Press
Price: 95.00 $

A Lutyens house with a Jekyll garden was an Edwardian catchphrase denoting the very best - a house and garden created by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Using photographs, sketches, drawings and planting plans, this book is a joint biography of Lutyens and Jekyll which explores the Victorian and Edwardian periods and the aspirations of the clients that fostered the partnership that has had such an enduring influence on landscape architecture. …
Amazon / Penguin Books
Price: 91.69 $

Flowers have been used for culinary purposes since earliest times; rose petals have been used to perfume sweetmeats, jellies and cakes for centuries, and the tiny, richly scented Parma violet was a popular flavouring during the Victorian era. Today, there is renewed interest in using flowers as ingredients in cooking; their subtle flavours and glorious colours impart an extra dimension to many of our favourite foods. …
Amazon / Brand: Anness
Price: 87.95 $

There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. A pergola, a sundial, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take …
Amazon / imusti
Price: 77.00 $

Born out of the heritage of structures first imagined by and constructed for the British aristocracy, the contemporary conservatory represents the ultimate in traditional elegance married to informal comfort. With or without plants and flowers, they come in every conceivable size and shape-square, oblong, octagonal, or whatever your pleasure. The conservatory adds a treasured space to any home and makes a strong statement of individual style. The conservatories surveyed here play a rich architectural …
Amazon / UNIVERSE
Price: 72.60 $

Hailed by the press as a publishing phenomenon, The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady is a classic work that will change the way we look at flowers forever (Mail on Sunday, London). Over the past 150 years Fanny Robinson s Book of Memory, as she called it, has been enjoyed as a treasured heirloom by her family. Now, for the first time, her beautiful work - arguably the most exquisite collection of Victorian flower paintings in existence - …
Amazon / Harper
Price: 61.99 $

A central part of a visit to any botanical garden is the conservatory, an enormous glass structure that houses a wide variety of exotic flora. America has an abundance of exceptional examples; many have been designated National Historic Landmarks. Crystal Palaces is the first book on garden conservatories in the United States from the Victorian-era structure in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to the recently completed Quad City Conservatory in Rock Island, Illinois. Twenty-five conservatories are …