Book Reviews

Reviews of books on most aspects of gardens and garden history appear in our journal Garden History. The most recent are posted here. The relevant journal number appears after the reviewer’s name.

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January 25th, 2010

John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity

Gillian Darley. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006. xiv + 383 pp., illus. in black-and-white, £25.00 (hbk), ISBN 0-300-11227-0
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January 25th, 2010

Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants

Jennifer Potter. London: Atlantic, 2006. xxix + 464 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, £19.99 (hbk), ISBN 1-84354-334-6
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January 25th, 2010

Icons of Twentieth Century Landscape Design

Katie Campbell. London: Frances Lincoln, 2006. 176 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, £30.00 (hbk), ISBN 0-711-22533-8
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January 25th, 2010

Baroque Garden Cultures: Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion

Michel Conan (ed.). Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2005. 433 pp., illus. in black-and-white, £32.95 (hbk), ISBN 0-884-02304-4
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January 25th, 2010

Experiencing the Garden in the Eighteenth Century

Martin Calder (ed.). Bern: Peter Lang, 2006. 251 pp., illus. in black-and-white, £34.00 (pbk), ISBN 3-03910-291-5
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January 25th, 2010

Sculpture and the Garden

Patrick Eyres and Fiona Russell (eds). Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. 196 pp., 85 black-and-white illus., 16 colour illus., £60.00 (hbk), ISBN 0-754-63030-7
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January 25th, 2010

The ‘Chinese Garden in Good Taste’: Jesuits and Europe’s Knowledge of Chinese Flora and Art of the Garden in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Bianca Maria Rinaldi. Munich: Martin Meidenbauer, 2006. illus., €42.00 (hbk), ISBN 3-899-75041-1
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January 25th, 2010

Der malerische Landschaftspark in Laxenburg bei Wien

Géza Hajós (ed.). Vienna: Böhlau, 2006. 365 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, €69.00 (hbk), ISBN 3-205-77444-2
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January 25th, 2010

Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640–1940

Denise Wiles Adams. Portland: Timber, 2004. 419 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, £29.99 (hbk), ISBN 0-88192-619-1
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January 25th, 2010

Italian Gardens: A Cultural History

Helena Attlee. London: Frances Lincoln, 2006. 240 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, £30.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780711226470
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January 25th, 2010

Sanderson Miller and His Landscapes

Jennifer Meir. Chichester: Phillimore, 2006. xii + 260 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, £30.00 (hbk), ISBN 1-86077-387-7
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January 25th, 2010

Chatsworth: A Landscape History

John Barnatt and Tom Williamson. Macclesfield: Windgather, 2005. 24 pp., illus. in colour and black-and-white, £19.99 (pbk), ISBN 1- 905-11901-1
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January 25th, 2010

Henry Shaw’s Victorian Landscapes: The Missouri Botanical Garden and Tower Grove Park

Carol Grove. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press in association with the Library of American Landscape History, 2005. 232 pp., 145 illus. in black-and-white, £27.95 (hbk), ISBN 1-55849-508-8
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January 20th, 2010

Solovki Garden; Russia’s Monastery, Gulag and Botanic Garden on the Edge of the Arctic Circle

Artyom Parshim London: IBLF, 2005. 56 pp., 94 illus. in colour and black-and-white, £7.95 (pbk). Available from: IBLF Solovki Garden Project, 28 Stratford Villas, London NW1 9SG, UK
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January 20th, 2010

A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

James Stevens Curl Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 912 pp., 250 illus., £25.00 (hbk). ISBN 0192806300
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