Agricultural Index

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

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Author: Gunda Barth-Scalmani,Gisela Mettele

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3847006002

Category: History

Page: 182

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Initially viewed as an exotic metropolitan phenomenon, Urban Gardening shifted to the centre of society in times of economic crises and debates about the conservation of resources. This book sheds light upon the multifaceted interweaving of gardens and women. The work of women in the garden was and is (once again) part of a subsistence-oriented domestic economy. At the same time, gardens are a space of enjoyment and representation, which women have (co-)designed, be it as clients, landscape designers or experts; be it as those who are involved in that line of work or simply those who use it. The chapters illustrate several of these aspects and give the recurring significance of gardens and horticulture a gender-specific, historical dimension of depth.

Britain in Pictures

A History and Bibliography

Author: Michael Carney

Publisher: N.A


Category: Britain in pictures

Page: 136

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John Betjeman

A Bibliography

Author: William S. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198184034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 542

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This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.

New Zealand in Pictures

Author: Francesca DiPiazza

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822525509

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Describes the history, government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of New Zealand.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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British Book News

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

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Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature

Author: Anna Lorraine Guthrie,Bertha Tannehill,Neltje Marie Tannehill Shimer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Periodicals

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An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

Impressionism in Britain

Author: Kenneth McConkey,Anna Gruetzner Robins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300063349

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Late in his career, Claude Monet returned to London to paint the fog that had entranced him years before. The resulting sequence of pictures represents some of the fascination that French painters felt for Britain. Similarly, many British collectors and young painters embraced and were influenced by the work of the French Impressionists. This book describes the activities of the French Impressionist painters on their visits to Britain, considers the dissemination of Impressionist painting through British dealers and collectors, explores the response of artists from Britain and Ireland to the Impressionist movement, and sets all of these against the backdrop of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. McConkey and Robins describe the work of Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, and other Impressionists working in London, showing how this art influenced the community of young British painters disenchanted with British art schools and art exhibiting standards. The authors investigate the role played by two innovative painters who were American expatriates, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. And they explain how such artists as William Orpen, George Clausen, Stanhope Forbes, Henry La Thangue, Walter Sickert, and Philip Wilson Steer sought out new and radical approaches to picture making, formed new secessionist art societies, and articulated new concepts of the role of art, rejecting historical pageants and fashionable aestheticism and focusing on modern rural and urban conditions. The book is the catalogue of an exhibition that will be at the Barbican Art Gallery in London from January to March 1995, and then move to Dublin.

English Gardens in the Twentieth Century

From the Archives of Country Life

Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd


Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 9805

For over a century, Country Life has been an influential force in the world of garden design, chiefly as a result of its weekly articles on country houses and gardens illustrated with specially commissioned photography. The magazine’s unrivalled archive of photographs is the key source for this comprehensive history of the changing styles of garden design during the twentieth century.Gertrude Jekyll was one of the first contributors and advisors to Country Life, and in her wake a succession of gardening and architectural editors has used its pages to champion a favoured garden style. Tim Richardson, himself a former gardens editor of the magazine, has drawn on this remarkable legacy to produce the first serious study of English garden design in the twentieth century.The story begins with Arts and Crafts gardens, typified by herbaceous borders and modern planting, and continues with the Edwardian debate between formality and ‘wild’ gardening, interwar grandeur, post-war practicality, and finally the emergence of visionary and pioneering artists’ gardens.

Architectural Publications Index

API : Periodicals Indexed and Books Catalogued by the British Architectural Library

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

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Anecdotes of British Topography

Or, an Historical Account of What Has Been Done for Illustrating the Topographical Antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Richard Gough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108064469

Category: History

Page: 822

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This 1768 work provides a thorough guide to the sources available for the study of British and Irish antiquities.

Gleanings from French Gardens

Comprising an Account of Such Features of French Horticulture as are Most Worthy of Adoption in British Gardens

Author: William Robinson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 291

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Daily Life in 18th-century England

Author: Kirstin Olsen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313299339

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 7251

Eighteenth-century England comes to life in this detailed description of how ordinary people lived, worked, played and died.