American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century: ''For Use or for Delight''

American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century: ''For Use or for Delight''

by Ann Leighton
     
 

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American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century is the second of three authoritative volumes of garden history by Ann Leighton. This entertaining book focuses on eightenth-century gardens and gardening. Leighton's material for the book was drawn from letters, journals, invoices, and books of men and women who were interested in the plants of the New and Old World.

Overview

American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century is the second of three authoritative volumes of garden history by Ann Leighton. This entertaining book focuses on eightenth-century gardens and gardening. Leighton's material for the book was drawn from letters, journals, invoices, and books of men and women who were interested in the plants of the New and Old World. Throughout the book are illustrations and descriptive listings of native and new plants that were cultivated during the eighteenth century.

Companion volumes by Ann Leighton

Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine"American Gardens of the Nineteenth Century "For Comfort and Affluence"

University of Massachusetts Press

Editorial Reviews

Choice

Surely the definitive book on the subject, satisfying both the scholar and the gardener, and the discriminating reader who is neither.

Yankee

A formidable piece of work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870235313
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Series:
Plants and Gardening Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ann Leighton was the professional name of Isadore Smith (1902-1985), the renowned garden historian, scholar, author, designer and landscape architect who, with Catherine C. "Kitty" Weeks, designed the colonial-themed gardens at the Weeks Brick House in Greenland, New Hampshire in 1977. Among many commissions, Smith designed the garden at the 1677 Whipple House in Ipswich, Massachusetts, which is owned by the Ipswich Historical Society. Smith neatly summed up the staying power of her subject matter in a brief book-jacket teaser: "While buildings may decay and crumble, the plants of every age are still with us and need only to be collected and replanted to speak for the time and its people."

University of Massachusetts Press

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