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Science and Colonial Expansion: The Role of the British Royal Botanic Garden
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ean: 9780300091434, isbn: 0300091435,
This widely acclaimed book analyzes the political effects of scientific research as exemplified by one field, economic botany, during one epoch, the nineteenth century, when Great Britain was the world’s most powerful nation. Lucile Brockway examin...
"A Rich Spot of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
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mpn: 9780300208627, ean: 9780300208627, isbn: 0300208626,
Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under ...
Bonsai: A Patient Art
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mpn: new-Feb172017-c0167753, ean: 9780300190908, isbn: 0300190905,
With fresh, elegant photography, this stunning volume presents more than sixty living bonsai masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Each patiently nurtured tree is presented at the peak of its seasonal beauty; each e...
Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony, Second Edition
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mpn: 45 colour plates, 50 b&w illustrations, ean: 9780300086942, isbn: 0300086946,
The authors in this book argue that our dedication to maintaining beautiful lawns is contributing to the serious environmental problems facing the planet, and they offer strategies for creating and caring for aesthetically pleasing and ecologically s...
The Very Hungry City: Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities
ean: 9780300198355, isbn: 0300198353,
As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains f...
Houdini: Art and Magic
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ean: 9780300146844, isbn: 0300146841,
Born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary, Harry Houdini (1874–1926) was a rabbi’s son who became one of the 20th century’s most famous performers. His gripping theatrical presentations and heart-stopping outdoor spectacles attracted unprecedented...
The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry
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ean: 9780300070057, isbn: 0300070055,
Since the mid-1920s Swedish glass has been synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship, the most highly acclaimed product of the Swedish applied arts industries in the international marketplace. Its development and stunning ascendancy came...
Cottages ornés: The Charms of the Simple Life
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ean: 9780300226775, isbn: 0300226772,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Tracing the history of cottages ornés (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate...
Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan
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ean: 9780300158915, isbn: 0300158912,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
The image of the untamed American West persists as one of our country’s most enduring cultural myths, and few photographers have captured more compelling images of the frontier than Timothy H. O’Sullivan. Trained under Mathew Brady, O’Sullivan ...
English Medieval Embroidery: Opus Anglicanum
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ean: 9780300222005, isbn: 0300222009,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
In medieval Europe, embroidered textiles were indispensable symbols of wealth and power. Owing to their quality, complexity, and magnificence, English embroideries enjoyed international demand and can be traced in Continental sources as opus anglican...
The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
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mpn: 9780300149395, ean: 9780300149395, isbn: 0300149395,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
The first major study of one of the most important architects of the postwar era Equally admired and maligned for his remarkable Brutalist buildings, Paul Rudolph (1918–1997) shaped both late modernist architecture and a generation of architects wh...
The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture
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ean: 9780300163704, isbn: 0300163703,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
The potential of electric light as a new building “material” was recognized in the 1920s and became a useful design tool by the mid-century. Skillful lighting allowed for theatricality, narrative, and a new emphasis on structure and space. The St...
Venice & the East: The Impact of the Islamic World on Venetian Architecture 11001500
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ean: 9780300085044, isbn: 0300085044,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Precious spices and textiles, imported from distant trading posts in the eastern Mediterranean, stocked Venetian markets in the Middle Ages; but Venice’s merchants imported more than material goods from the East—they acquired also a wealth of vis...
René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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ean: 9780300205114, isbn: 0300205112,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
A visually stunning and informative survey of Lalique’s glasswork that includes hundreds of exquisite pieces and related archival material René Lalique, a master artist and designer of early 20th-century France, initially achieved fame for his jew...
Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery
ean: 9780300227468, isbn: 0300227469,
For nearly a century British potters have invigorated traditional ceramic forms by developing or reinventing techniques, materials, and means of display. Things of Beauty Growing explores major typologies of the vessel—such as bowl, vase, and charg...
American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979
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mpn: 167 color illus., ean: 9780300212730, isbn: 0300212739,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
An in-depth look at the changing status of American artists in the 18th and early 19th century In the mid-20th century, ceramics evolved from a utilitarian craft or therapeutic hobby into a well-recognized fine art that continues to occupy a place...
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