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Title: Furnishing the Old-Fashioned Garden: Three Centuries of American Summerhouses, Dovecotes, Pergolas, Privies, Fences & Birdhouses.
Description: Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998.. 160 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933357 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "..(presents) the inventive outdoor structures that enlivened three centuries of garden making acro ss the country. Whether at the residence of such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson or those of more common folk, American home gardens demonstrated the desire both for beauty and for imaginative flights of architectural fancy in even the mos t u t i l i t a r ian of objects, resulting in a wealth of appealing structures, many of which exist today." Contents: Ornaments and Necessities in Colonial Gardens; The New Republic, 1780-1810; Arcadian Visions, 1810-1840; Picturesque Gardens and R u st ic S ea ts , 18 40 -1870; Domestic Nostalgia and Suburban Comfort, 1870-1900; Arts and Crafts and the Colonial Revival, 1900-1930; Bauhaus and the Home Garden, 1930-1960; Looking Back - The Recent Past; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny din t o n fro nt boa rd, mi no r r ubb ing. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear, tiny chip and light wear at top of flap-folds, one tiny puncture and one tiny shallow dint on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good.

Keywords: American, Gardens, Garden Furniture, Summerhuses, Dovecotes, Pergolas, Privies, Fences, Birdhouses, Arts & Crafts, Colonial Revival, Bauhaus, Rustic, Seating, Structure, Ornaments, United States, Windmills, Arbors, Trellises, Vines, Outbuildings, Be

Price: US$ 22.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 18457

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