American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are
“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.
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Graham presents a sweeping social history of our nation's landscapes and the visionaries behind them, which offers an exciting new perspective--from the garden path--on the drama of American self-creation. Read full review
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Scrupulous history of American gardens and the imaginative creators who made them possible.Los Angeles-based garden designer and environmental writer Graham shares a wealth of knowledge on the genesis ... Read full review
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