It's been more than forty years since the second edition of this landmark guide to the preservation and restoration of gardens and landscapes at historic sites was published. Since the last edition came out, author Rudy Favretti, the nation's foremost authority in this area, has worked on many significant sites including both Monticello and Mount Vernon. New to this edition are: *Personal case studies from the authors' extensive experience in landscape restoration-preservation * An in-depth look complete with color images of the archaeological excavations at Bacon's Castle and Monticello in Virginia *Seventy-three illustrations including eight color photos *An enlarged and comprehensive bibliography *Fully updated and added chapters based on new and emerging information in the field Further, Landscape and Gardens for Historic Buildings covers a wide array of topics including researching and planning, maintaining restored landscapes, identifying authentic flora, and selecting the right historical period, or a series of periods to show the evolution of the historic landscape.
Cultural History of Gardens presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of gardens as physical, social and artistic spaces.
1. A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity
This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume.
Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on gardens through history.
How can you become free from everyday stress and persistent worry? Put away the mobile phone, log off your computer, and turn off the TV. Instead pick up your Gardens in Bloom colouring book and lets get started on the path to relaxation and rejuvenation. Colouring allows your mind to focus on a task that is enjoyable, it invites stillness and encourages switching off from daily stress. Because colouring requires focus, it is a very meditative and mindful process.
In this book there are 50 illustrations inspired by gardens. As you focus on the action of colouring, you will find stress disappearing and your mind becomes clearer, allowing relaxation and rejuvenation to become part of your everyday life.