American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

By: Graham, Wade

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"American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. . . . fusing sharp-edged analysis and graceful American prose." --Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

"Informative and absolutely engrossing." --Ross King, author of Brunelleschi's Dome

Garden designer and historian Wade Graham offers a unique vision of the story of America in this riveting exploration of the nation's gardens and the visionaries behind them, from Thomas Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to Michelle Obama's vegetable garden, Fredrick Law Olmsted's expansive Central Park to Martha Stewart's how-to landscaping guides. In the tradition of Mark Kurlansky, Simon Schama, and Michael Pollan, Graham delivers a sweeping social history that examines our nation's history from an overlooked vantage point, illuminating anew the living drama of American self-creation.

Title: American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are

Author Name: Graham, Wade

Categories: Gardening [P],

Publisher: PERENNIAL:

ISBN Number: 006158343X

ISBN Number 13: 9780061583438

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 388103