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The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession / Edition 1
     

The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession / Edition 1

by Virginia Scott Jenkins
 

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ISBN-10: 1560984066

ISBN-13: 9781560984061

Pub. Date: 04/28/1994

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry,

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Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560984061
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
1,171,685
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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