Island Gardens

Havens of Beauty Around the British Isles
Author: Jackie Bennett
Publisher: White Lion 2
ISBN: 0711240213
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
View: 3044
The British Isles consists of more than 6,000 islands scattered around the main islands of Britain and Ireland. More than 100 of these British off-shore islands are inhabited – and where there are people, there are gardens. Lighthouse gardens, gulf-stream-soaked, tropical gardens, windswept remote gardens with giant and ancient yew trees, and gardens surrounding castles and monasteries of historical significance. Britain has more island gardens than anywhere else in the world, particularly on the inhabited islands of the Scottish Hebrides, the Isle of Wight, Anglesey and the Scilly Isles. In this book we will encounter a huge variety of habitats and gardening conditions, from coastal machair to woodlands, mountains, dunes and meadows. Island gardens exhibit a wide range of aspects, from shady dells, to sunny banks, deep-soiled productive gardens to rocky, alpine slopes. What they all share is the special light, magical atmosphere and indefinable magic that a proximity to water can bring. In Island Gardens, Jackie Bennett reveals the challenges their gardeners face, the designs required in such extremes, and the skills their gardeners have mastered to survive and thrive. All photographed on the ground and in the air by garden and drone photographer Richard Hanson.

The Island Gardens of Takau

Author: G. L. Kay
Publisher: Riverwood Books
ISBN: 9781883991678
Category: Fiction
Page: 279
View: 9277
Defying the social restrictions of 1927, Katherine, a young American doctor, crosses the Ma'rhu River in the obscure tropical country of Takau. Determined to open a clinic in the slums of Am'rha Bo, Katherine wins hearts and defies authorities. She survives an earthquake and gets tangled in a violent revolution. Her soul is awakened and she experiences the revelations of cultural immersion. As The Island Gardens of Takau disclose their secrets, she discovers allies in unlikely guises and a lover whose extravagant idealism finally exceeds her own.

An Island Garden

Author: Celia Thaxter
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429014296
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 6309
"Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894) was born in Portsmouth, NH. When she was four, her father became the lighthouse keeper on White Island in the Isles of Shoals. After resigning his post eight years later, he built a resort hotel on Appledore Island in Maine. The first of its kind on the New England coast, the hotel became a gathering place for writers and artists during the latter half of the 19th century. In her last year of life, Celia published this work, in which she lovingly describes her Appledore garden and its flowers. The flowers she grew in her cutting garden filled her own rooms and those of the hotel, and this work became famous for its descriptions of the old-fashioned flowers she grew there. Her island garden, a plot that measured 15 feet square, has been re-created and is open to visitors."

Baroque Garden Cultures

Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion
Author: Michel Conan
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884023043
Category: Architecture
Page: 433
View: 7039
"Baroque Garden Cultures" proposes a new approach to the study of baroque gardens, examining the social reception of gardens as a means to understand garden culture in general and exploring baroque gardens as a feature of baroque cultures in particular.

Municipal Parks, Gardens, and Open Spaces of London

Author: John James Sexby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108076130
Category: Nature
Page: 674
View: 9994
An 1898 history of the public green spaces of London, providing details of their former use and present condition.

Planning & Planting a Moon Garden

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-234
Author: Marcella Shaffer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603423524
Category: Gardening
Page: 32
View: 9573
With today's schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: Plant a night-blooming garden! Also known as moon gardens, night-blooming gardens are expressly designed for evening enjoyment. While attractive during the day, they take on a whole new look and feel at dusk, casting a magical spell. Pale-colored flowers reflect light from the setting sun and the rising moon, shining luminously and giving the garden an almost mystical glow. Fragrances seem more alluring. Silvery foliage shimmers tremulously as the evening breezes dance by. An aromatic, night-blooming garden offers a peaceful and tranquil spot to rest and relax at the end of the day. It is the perfect place for a casual summer party, an evening reception, a romantic tryst, or a quiet retreat to reflect and rejuvenate the senses.

Sowing Empire

Landscape and Colonization
Author: Jill H. Casid
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816640966
Category: History
Page: 283
View: 9047
In an ambitious work of wide-ranging literary, visual, and historical allusion, Jill H.Casid examines how landscaping functioned in an imperial mode that defined and remade the "heartlands" of nations as well as the contact zones and colonial peripheries in the West and East Indies. Revealing the colonial landscape as far more than an agricultural system - as a means of regulating national, sexual, and gender identities - Casid also traces how the circulation of plants and hybridity influenced agriculture and landscaping on European soil and how colonial contacts materially shaped what we take as "European."

The National Gazetteer of the United States of America

Florida 1992
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Florida
Page: 548
View: 4798

London Parks and Gardens

Author: Alicia Amherst,Evelyn Cecil
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108075991
Category: Architecture
Page: 452
View: 402
An illustrated 1907 historical and horticultural survey of green spaces in England's capital by a distinguished garden historian.

Thinking Through Tourism

Author: Julie Scott,Tom Selwyn
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847887597
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 7497
The study of tourism has made key contributions to the study of Anthropology. This volume defines the current state of the Anthropology of Tourism, examining political, economic, ideological and symbolic themes. An extraordinarily rich collection of case studies illustrate topics as diverse as hospitality, sex and tourism, enchantment, colonial and neo-colonial consumption, the relation between tourism and gender and ethnic boundaries, as well as questions of global, economic and cultural systems, modernism and nationalism. The book also covers practical and policy issues relating to urban, rural and coastal planning and development. Thinking through Tourism assesses the enormous potential contribution that analysis of tourism can offer to mainstream anthropological thinking. The volume opens up new avenues for enquiry and is an essential resource for students and scholars of anthropology, geography, tourism, sociology and related disciplines.

101 London

Geheimtipps und Top-Ziele ; [individuelle Tipps]
Author: N.A
Publisher: Iwanowski´s Reisebuchverlag
ISBN: 9783861970378
Page: 251
View: 4142

The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island

Author: Jonathan Conlin
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812207327
Category: Architecture
Page: 328
View: 4863
Summers at the Vauxhall pleasure garden in London brought diverse entertainments to a diverse public. Picturesque walks and arbors offered a pastoral retreat from the city, while at the same time the garden's attractions indulged distinctly urban tastes for fashion, novelty, and sociability. High- and low-born alike were free to walk the paths; the proximity to strangers and the danger of dark walks were as thrilling to visitors as the fountains and fireworks. Vauxhall was the venue that made the careers of composers, inspired novelists, and showcased the work of artists. Scoundrels, sudden downpours, and extortionate ham prices notwithstanding, Vauxhall became a must-see destination for both Londoners and tourists. Before long, there were Vauxhalls across Britain and America, from York to New York, Norwich to New Orleans. This edited volume provides the first book-length study of the attractions and interactions of the pleasure garden, from the opening of Vauxhall in the seventeenth century to the amusement parks of the early twentieth. Nine essays explore the mutual influences of human behavior and design: landscape, painting, sculpture, and even transient elements such as lighting and music tacitly informed visitors how to move within the space, what to wear, how to behave, and where they might transgress. The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island draws together the work of musicologists, art historians, and scholars of urban studies and landscape design to unfold a cultural history of pleasure gardens, from the entertainments they offered to the anxieties of social difference they provoked.

Shakespeares Gärten

Author: Jackie Bennett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836921114
Page: 194
View: 5138

Heaven's Command

Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265960
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 7162
Jan Morris tells the epic story of the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. In this celebrated masterwork she vividly evokes every aspect of the 'great adventure', ranging from ships and botanical gardens to hill stations and sugar plantations, as she traces the impact of empire on places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Fiji, Zululand and the Canadian prairies. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together, these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is also world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'How many professional historians can write books that give so much pleasure? This is a book planned by an architect, fitted together by a craftsman, and polished by a cabinet-maker.' Sunday Times

Kuna Art and Shamanism

An Ethnographic Approach
Author: Paolo Fortis
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029274353X
Category: Social Science
Page: 257
View: 5852
Known for their beautiful textile art, the Kuna of Panama have been scrutinized by anthropologists for decades. Perhaps surprisingly, this scrutiny has overlooked the magnificent Kuna craft of nuchukana—wooden anthropomorphic carvings—which play vital roles in curing and other Kuna rituals. Drawing on long-term fieldwork, Paolo Fortis at last brings to light this crucial cultural facet, illuminating not only Kuna aesthetics and art production but also their relation to wider social and cosmological concerns. Exploring an art form that informs birth and death, personhood, the dream world, the natural world, religion, gender roles, and ecology, Kuna Art and Shamanism provides a rich understanding of this society's visual system, and the ways in which these groundbreaking ethnographic findings can enhance Amerindian scholarship overall. Fortis also explores the fact that to ask what it means for the Kuna people to carve the figure of a person is to pose a riddle about the culture's complete concept of knowing. Also incorporating notions of landscape (islands, gardens, and ancient trees) as well as cycles of life, including the influence of illness, Fortis places the statues at the center of a network of social relationships that entangle people with nonhuman entities. As an activity carried out by skilled elderly men, who possess embodied knowledge of lifelong transformations, the carving process is one that mediates mortal worlds with those of immortal primordial spirits. Kuna Art and Shamanism immerses readers in this sense of unity and opposition between soul and body, internal forms and external appearances, and image and design.

Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Renovation Guide

Author: Better Homes and Gardens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544288017
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 3893
This essential resource will walk homeowners through the decision-making process for a kitchen or bath renovation to create the perfect space This indispensable reference covers everything homeowners need to know about making over the two rooms that yield the most resale value. Information is included for all stages of a kitchen or bath remodel, from inspiring before-and-after images to tips on getting started, with easy-to-read lists and sidebars on topics such as setting a budget and hiring professionals. Chapters highlight floor plan ideas, decorating styles, storage solutions, and lifestyle design choices. Plus, a handy shopping guide helps renovators choose key products, from kitchen cabinetry and cooktops to bathroom sinks and lighting. Complete with an appendix of checklists, this go-to guide is perfect for homeowners ready to update their spaces as well as those just looking for new ideas for renovations in the future.

Little Britain

Notizen von der Insel
Author: Christian Zaschke
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641142776
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 7478
Für alle Großbritannienfans – ideal auch zum Verschenken. Großbritannien hat die Dramen Shakespeares, die Beatles, den maßgeschneiderten Tweed-Anzug und das undichte Fenster hervorgebracht. Christian Zaschke erzählt davon mit unnachahmlich lakonischem Humor und einer ganz besonderen Beobachtungsgabe. Und bringt uns so das stets erstaunliche Königreich näher – denn als SZ-Korrespondent erkundet er London und den Rest der Insel jeden Tag aufs Neue. Seine Kolumne „Little Britain“ gehörte zu den beliebtesten der deutschsprachigen Zeitungslandschaft. In diesem Buch sind die besten Beiträge versammelt. Enjoy!

Die Frau, die aus dem Nebel kam

Author: Walter Rebell
Publisher: epubli GmbH
ISBN: 3844257675
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 5379
Thriller, der seine Leserinnen und Leser sofort in den Bann schlägt.

Report of the Secretary of War, which Accompanied the Annual Message of the President of the United States, to Both Houses of the ... Congress

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8093