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This Other Eden By Emma Gieben-Gamal

This Other Eden
by Emma Gieben-Gamal

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An historical narrative that reveals 300 years of English culture and society through an exploration of seven great gardens, from Tradescant's designs for Hatfield House to Hampton Court, Chatsworth and Jekyll's famous garden at Hestercombe.
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This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens & 300 Years of English History by Emma Gieben-Gamal

THIS OTHER EDEN is a captivating narrative of seven great gardens, beautiful canvases that represent not just pleasure grounds but a country's evolution. Showpieces of grand design, they are also barometers of social change; lasting reflections of intellectual endeavour, of religion and philosophy, science and technology, art and literature. From Robert Cecil's garden at Hatfield House, conceived by the famous botanist and plant-collector John Tradescant, who travelled widely to seek out unusual specimens, to Capability Brown, who 'improved' upon nature to create the archetypal English parkland; from Joseph Paxton, whose engineering feats at Chatsworth mirrored the great Victorian age of technology, to Getrude Jekyll, who turned back to nature and designed the English cottage garden renowned the world over, this beautifully illustrated book will join the ranks of other bestselling cultural histories of the garden such as Anna Pavord's THE TULIP and Simon Schama's THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES.

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This Other Eden Reviews

I've no doubt this book will become a 'must read for horticultural colleges, as well as gardening enthusiasts everywhere in the years to come' Kim Wilde, SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Lively overview' OBSERVER 'Delectable, serious and beautifully illustrated' LITERARY REVIEW 'A smart and readable combination of social history, politics, biography and drama. Written with real enthusiasm and expertise'

About Emma Gieben-Gamal

Emma Gieben-Gamal and Andrea Wulf, who met at the Royal College of Art, are both art historians. They have written widely for design and architectural magazines and now run a highly successful design consultancy. This is their first book.

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This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens & 300 Years of English History by Emma Gieben-Gamal
Emma Gieben-Gamal
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Little, Brown & Company
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