Gardening: A Century in Photographs: 1900-2000

Gardening: A Century in Photographs: 1900-2000

by Mark Griffiths, Times Staff
     
 

This picture-filled volume combines two of the 20th century's true passions: gardening and photography. Over 300 photos, both color and black-and-white, have been chosen for their charm, humor, curiosity, and aesthetic and historical value. Some are hauntingly beautiful, others remarkably rare. There are those that depict not only gardening history, but social…  See more details below

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This picture-filled volume combines two of the 20th century's true passions: gardening and photography. Over 300 photos, both color and black-and-white, have been chosen for their charm, humor, curiosity, and aesthetic and historical value. Some are hauntingly beautiful, others remarkably rare. There are those that depict not only gardening history, but social history in the making—snapshots, for example, of gardens during the Second World War when every spare inch of soil was devoted to vegetable production. Arranged chronologically, the photos are accompanied by Mark Griffiths' insightful text, deftly placing them in their historical context and highlighting their more unusual features. Drawing on the rich photographic archives of the Royal Horticultural Society, The Times, and the Hulton Getty Picture Library, this is the story of gardening's triumph, at the century's end, as the most popular pastime of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007104093
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.96(d)

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