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The Resource America's romance with the English garden, Thomas J. Mickey

America's romance with the English garden, Thomas J. Mickey

Label
America's romance with the English garden
Title
America's romance with the English garden
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Mickey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1890s saw a revolution in advertising. Cheap paper, faster printing, rural mail delivery, railroad shipping, and chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first modern, mass-produced catalogs. The most prominent of these, reaching American households by the thousands, were seed and nursery catalogs with beautiful pictures of middle-class homes surrounded by sprawling lawns, exotic plants, and the latest garden accessories--in other words, the quintessential English-style garden. America's Romance with the English Garden is the story of tastemakers and homemakers, of savvy businessmen and a growing American middle class eager to buy their products. It's also the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry, which seduced the masses with its images and fixed the English garden in the mind of the American consumer. Seed and nursery catalogs delivered aspirational images to front doorsteps from California to Maine, and the English garden became the look of America."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mickey, Thomas J
Dewey number
635
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB457.6
LC item number
.M53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardens, English
  • Seed industry and trade
Label
America's romance with the English garden, Thomas J. Mickey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The grandest rose of the century
  • Landscape design according to the catalogs
  • The British connection
  • The English garden influence at Williamsburg
  • Early wealthy Americans and their English landscapes
  • A short history of the nineteenth-century seed and nursery industries in America
  • Garden writing from the seed companies and nurseries
  • The impact of social changes on the seed and nursery industries
  • Major themes in the catalogs
  • Gardening and the middle class
Control code
1436589
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780821420355
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013000593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1436589
  • (OCoLC)822025322
Label
America's romance with the English garden, Thomas J. Mickey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The grandest rose of the century
  • Landscape design according to the catalogs
  • The British connection
  • The English garden influence at Williamsburg
  • Early wealthy Americans and their English landscapes
  • A short history of the nineteenth-century seed and nursery industries in America
  • Garden writing from the seed companies and nurseries
  • The impact of social changes on the seed and nursery industries
  • Major themes in the catalogs
  • Gardening and the middle class
Control code
1436589
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780821420355
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013000593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1436589
  • (OCoLC)822025322

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