The first serious study of traditional American perennial gardens, which attained great popularity in the years between the Civil War and World War I, this abundantly illustrated volume explores this old-fashioned garden style--frequently referred to as "grandmother's garden"--as seen in small towns, artists' colonies and craft villages, mining towns, and settlements on the Western frontier. 159 illustrations, 75 in color.
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This history covers a period of tremendous change in American gardens. The Centennial of 1876 and the garden displays of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 fanned popular interest in old-fashioned gardens, here called "grandmother's gardens" and characterized as small gardens near the home, often enclosed by a fence and exhibiting an exuberant mix of hardy perennials, native American plants, and self-sown annuals. Hill, an art historian, traces these gardens through contemporary paintings and photographs as well as poems, letters, and gardening literature. This well-researched and beautifully presented book also covers the history of American garden and flower painting and photography and contributes to women's studies, because many of these small gardens were created and maintained by women. Highly recommended.?Daniel Starr, Museum of Modern Art Lib., New York
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An art historian specializing in American art, Hill combines her expertise in this area with her passionate interest in gardening in a splendid book focusing on gardening in the U.S. between the Civil War and World War I. She traces the development of a native garden style through poems, letters, journals, and garden writing found in period books and magazines. The book's most impressive aspect is the 75 opulent impressionist paintings reproduced in full color. For avid garden lovers. George Cohen
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