House And Garden Book Of Style

Author: Dominique Browning
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780609609286
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House And Garden Book Of Style from the Author: Dominique Browning. Celebrates the best in contemporary home decorating and design by presenting seven popular styles ranging from country luxe and new international to minimalism and bohemian chic.

Diana S White House Garden

Author: Elisa Carbone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698139844
Size: 65.71 MB
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Diana S White House Garden from the Author: Elisa Carbone. Diana Hopkins lived in a white house. THE White House. World War II is in full force across the seas. It's 1943, President Roosevelt is in office, and Diana's father, Harry Hopkins, is his chief advisor. And Diana wants to be part of the war effort. After some well-intentioned missteps (her quarantine sign on her father's office door was not well-received), the President requests her help with his newest plan for the country's survival: Victory Gardens! From award-winning author Elisa Carbone comes the true story of how Diana Hopkins started her own Victory Garden on the White House lawn under the tutelage of Eleanor Roosevelt. With dedication and patience, she showed the nation that the war effort started first on the homefront.

American Grown

Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307956024
Size: 28.78 MB
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American Grown from the Author: Michelle Obama. Describes how the First Lady and her daughters planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, and shares gardening tips, recipes, and advice for making healthier food choices.

The English Country House Garden

Author: George Plumptre
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1781011885
Size: 10.11 MB
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The English Country House Garden from the Author: George Plumptre. There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life, and here you will see gardens with meandering walks amongst greenery and contemplative pools of water. A sundial, a pergola, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to share secrets, to wander and relax, and above all to enjoy English afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. With spectacular photos by Marcus Harpur, the text presents thirty gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson, Tom Stuart-Smith and the Bannermans; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers. The English Country House Garden won the ‘Best Inspirational Book’ at the Garden Media Guild Awards, 2014

House Garden Nation

Author: Ileana Rodriguez
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822314653
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House Garden Nation from the Author: Ileana Rodriguez. How ironic, the author thought on learning of the Sandinista’s electoral defeat, that at its death the Revolutionary State left Woman, Violeta Chamorro, located at the center. The election signaled the end of one transition and the beginning of another, with Woman somewhere on the border between the neo-liberal and marxist projects. It is such transitions that Ileana Rodríguez takes up here, unraveling their weave of gender, ethnicity, and nation as it is revealed in literature written by women. In House/Garden/Nation the narratives of five Centro-Caribbean writers illustrate these times of transition: Dulce María Loynáz, from colonial rule to independence in Cuba; Jean Rhys, from colony to commonwealth in Dominica; Simone Schwarz-Bart, from slave to free labor in Guadeloupe; Gioconda Belli, from oligarchic capitalism to social democratic socialism in Nicaragua; and Teresa de la Parra, from independence to modernity in Venezuela. Focusing on the nation as garden, hacienda, or plantation, Rodríguez shows us these writers debating the predicament of women under nation formation from within the confines of marriage and home. In reading these post-colonial literatures by women facing the crisis of transition, this study highlights urgent questions of destitution, migration, exile, and inexperience, but also networks of value allotted to women: beauty, clothing, love. As a counterpoint on issues of legality, policy, and marriage, Rodriguez includes a chapter on male writers: José Eustacio Rivera, Omar Cabezas, and Romulo Gallegos. Her work presents a sobering picture of women at a crossroads, continually circumscribed by history and culture, writing their way.

All The Presidents Gardens

Author: Marta McDowell
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697504
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All The Presidents Gardens from the Author: Marta McDowell. A New York Times Bestseller The 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history—kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. Throughout it all, the grounds have remained not only beautiful, but also a powerful reflection of American trends. In All the Presidents' Gardens bestselling author Marta McDowell tells the untold history of the White House Grounds, starting with plant-obsessed George Washington and ending with Michelle Obama's kitchen garden. History buffs will revel in the fascinating tidbits about Lincoln’s goats, Ike's putting green, Jackie's iconic roses, and Amy Carter's tree house. Gardeners will enjoy the information on the plants whose favor has come and gone over the years and the gardeners who have been responsible for it all. And readers everywhere will delight in the historical and contemporary photographs, vintage seeds catalogs, and rare glimpses into Presidential pastimes.

Vogue Living

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Publisher: Knopf
ISBN:
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Vogue Living from the Author: . Four hundred magnificent full-color photographs take readers inside thirty-six spectacular homes and gardens belonging to trend-setters from the worlds of music, art, fashion, and society, from the Provençal estate of Janet de Botton, to the Domincan retreat of Oscar de la Renta, to Donna Karan's sleek New York penthouse. 25,000 first printing.

The White House Garden

Author: William Seale
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788174070
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The White House Garden from the Author: William Seale. This book tells the story of the White House garden -- its trees, its plants, its history -- truly America's garden. Tree planting at the White House began during Andrew Jackson's administration in the 1830s & has never really stopped. Nearly every tree in the garden represents a President. Includes beautiful color & black-&-white drawings & color photographs. Includes a chronology & a list of some of the flowers, herbs & trees found at the White House.