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Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace The Roof Garden Commission
ISBN: PB: 9781588396464, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2018
64 pp., 18.4x11 cm, 40 colour illus.
Often described as "post apocalyptic", the work of Pakistani sculptor Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) responds to the violence and turmoil in the world around her through depictions of anthropomorphic figures that often appear to be dismembered, melted, or dis...
Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales
ISBN: HB: 9780300232080, Yale University Press, June 2018
412 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 177 colour and black&white illus.
The extravagant gardens of the 16th- and 17th-century British aristocracy are well-documented and celebrated, but the more modest gardens of the rural county gentry have rarely been examined. Jill Francis presents new, never-before published material...
Nature by Design The Practice of Biophilic Design
ISBN: HB: 9780300214536, Yale University Press, April 2018
224 pp., 19x25.4 cm, 100 colour illus., 5 black&white illus.
Biophilia is the theory that people possess an inherent affinity for nature, which developed during the long course of human evolution. In recent years, studies have revealed that this inclination continues to be a vital component to human health and...
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum A Guide
ISBN: PB: 9780300226478, Yale University Press, March 2018
216 pp., 24.1x15.2 cm, 130 colour illus., 10 black&white illus.
This updated guide to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum charts new pathways through the beloved institution's superb collection. Gardner, a trail-blazing American who was among the most prominent patrons of her day, built a Venetian-inspired palazz...
Public Parks, Private Gardens Paris to Provence
ISBN: HB: 9781588395849, Yale University Press, March 2018
208 pp., 25.4x22.9 cm, 200 colour illus.
The spectacular transformation of Paris during the 19th century into a city of tree-lined boulevards and public parks both redesigned the capital and inspired the era's great Impressionist artists. The renewed landscape gave crowded, displaced urban...
Gardens of Court and Country English Design 1630-1730
ISBN: HB: 9780300222012, Yale University Press, April 2017
416 pp., 28.6x24.1 cm, 150 colour illus., 150 black&white illus.
"Gardens of Court and Country" provides the first comprehensive overview of the development of the English formal garden from 1630 to 1730. Often overshadowed by the English landscape garden that became fashionable later in the 18th century, English...
Natural History of English Gardening 1650-1800
ISBN: HB: 9780300196368, Yale University Press, May 2015
464 pp., 28.6x24.8 cm, 300 colour illus., 100 black&white illus.
Inspired by the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White, who viewed natural history as the common study of cultural and natural communities, Mark Laird unearths forgotten historical data to reveal the complex visual cultures of early modern gardening. Ra...
Modernism and Landscape Architecture, 1890-1940
ISBN: HB: 9780300196399, Yale University Press, May 2015
344 pp., 28x22.9 cm, 75 colour illus., 173 black&white illus.
In the period from 1890 to 1940, landscape architects organized as a profession distinct from art and architecture, bringing to the fore a variety of theories and aspirations-to influence urban growth, reinforce national identity, and shape land cons...
Gardens of the British Working Class
ISBN: PB: 9780300212358, Yale University Press, April 2015
388 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 24 colour images, 80 black&white illus.
This magnificently illustrated people's history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest...
Rich Spot of Earth Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
ISBN: PB: 9780300208627, Yale University Press, November 2014
352 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 201 illus.
Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favoured are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under...