The Gardens of Bunny Mellon


Author: Linda Jane Holden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865653511
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel "Bunny" Mellon's greatest passion was garden design. She and her husband, Paul Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in America, maintained homes in New York, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, Virginia, and she designed the gardens at all of them. She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, at the request of President Kennedy, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the ch�teau of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. All of these gardens are featured in The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, illustrated with Mellon's own garden plans, sketches, and watercolors, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, the Mellon estate in Upperville. Author Linda Holden's text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014.

Bunny Mellon

The Life of an American Style Legend
Author: Meryl Gordon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455588733
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH IN BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.

Unser allerbestes Jahr

Roman
Author: David Gilmour
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104008930
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Eltern sind auch nur Menschen. Und was macht man mit einem Sohn, der nicht mehr in die Schule gehen möchte? David, der Vater, schlägt Jesse einen ungewöhnlichen Handel vor: freie Kost und Logis, aber drei Filme pro Woche. Von Truffaut über Hitchcock bis hin zu ›Basic Instinct‹. Nachmittage und Abende gemeinsam auf dem Sofa. Kein Kurs in Filmgeschichte, sondern viel Zeit zum Reden über falsche Freundinnen, die richtigen Drogen, verlorene und gefundene Liebe. Und darüber, wie lebenswichtig Leidenschaft ist. Ein wahres und weises, zärtliches und urkomisches Buch über gebrochene Herzen im Film und im wirklichen Leben und darüber, dass Erwachsenwerden nichts mit dem Alter zu tun hat.

Gespräche über ein Leben mit John F. Kennedy

Mit einem Vorwort von Caroline Kennedy
Author: Jacqueline Kennedy
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455850111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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Eine der unvergesslichen Frauen des 20. Jahrhunderts erinnert sich an die Ehe mit John F. Kennedy und ihre - privaten wie öffentlichen - Erfahrungen. Ein Resümee, fast 50 Jahre unter Verschluss gehalten: vom Aufstieg eines Weltpolitikers bis zum dramatischen Ende, dem Attentat in Dallas. In tiefster Trauer über den Verlust ihres dreieinhalb Monate zuvor ermordeten Mannes empfängt Jacqueline Kennedy Anfang März 1964 den Historiker Arthur M. Schlesinger und gewährt ihm sieben Interviews, insgesamt sechseinhalb Stunden lang. Sie gibt ihm überraschende Einblicke in Kennedys Wirken als Senator und späterer Präsident der USA, erzählt von ihren Gesprächen mit ihm, von ihrer Rolle in seiner politischen Karriere. Sie wirft interessante, von feinem Gespür zeugende Schlaglichter auf Begegnungen mit bedeutenden Männern und weltbewegende Ereignisse wie die Kubakrise. Und auch private Belange rücken in den Blick, etwa der Glaube ihres Mannes, die Verbundenheit der Kennedy-Brüder und ihr eigenes Hineinwachsen in die Rolle der First Lady.

Die geheimen Gärten der Cotswolds


Author: Victoria Summerlay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836927956
Category:
Page: 144
View: 2011
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Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts


Author: N.A
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602786
Category: Architecture
Page: 181
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Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 1963 von Ulrich Conrads, dem damaligen Chefredakteur der Bauwelt, zusammengestellt und kommentiert, bietet diese Sammlung von Programmen, Grundsätzen und Manifesten zur Architektur der Moderne auch heute noch eine Grundlage für das Verständnis und die Auseinandersetzung mit der Praxis und der Theorie des Bauens im vergangenen Jahrhundert. Mit Texten von van de Velde, Loos, Wright, van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Buckminster Fuller, Hollein, Friedman, u.a. sind die Protagonisten des architektonischen Schaffens im 20. Jahrhundert vertreten. 50 Jahre nach Erscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf
Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783800179602
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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Faszinierende Frauen und ihre Gärten


Author: Eva Kohlrusch,Gary Rogers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783766718211
Category: Celebrities
Page: 165
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Die neuen englischen Gärten


Author: Tim Richardson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783421038678
Category:
Page: 328
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A World of Gardens


Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233787
Category: Gardening
Page: 368
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A Japanese garden is immediately distinct to the eye from the traditional gardens of an English manor house, just as the manicured topiaries of Versailles contrast with the sharp cacti of the American Southwest. Though gardening is beloved the world over, the style of gardens themselves varies from region to region, determined as much by culture as climate. In this series of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a world tour of different periods in the making of gardens. Hunt shows here how cultural assumptions and local geography have shaped gardens and their meaning. He explores our continuing responses to land and reworkings of the natural world, encompassing a broad range of gardens, from ancient Roman times to early Islamic and Mughal gardens, from Chinese and Japanese gardens to the invention of the public park and modern landscape architecture. A World of Gardens looks at key chapters in garden history, reviewing their significance past and present and tracing the recurrence of different themes and motifs in the design and reception of gardens throughout the world. A World of Gardens celebrates the idea that similar experiences of gardens can be found in many different times and places, including sacred landscapes, scientific gardens, urban gardens, secluded gardens, and symbolic gardens. Featuring two hundred images, this book is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration, whether your garden is a window box, a secluded backyard, or a daydream.

Beautiful American vegetable gardens


Author: Mary Tonetti Dorra,Steve Eltinge
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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Richly illustrated with 250 full-color photographs, a celebration of ornamental vegetable gardens across the country presents a range of innovative designs, as well as tips on seed selection, cultivation, landscape design, and using produce. 20,000 first printing.

The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes

A Comprehensive History
Author: Richard Sowers
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786476982
Category: History
Page: 528
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This is the definitive history of thoroughbred racing's three premier events, which have never before been explored in such detail. This book gives the history of America's classic races from the inaugural Belmont Stakes in 1867 through 2013, identifying which equine participants were truly worthy of lasting acclaim and which were one-hit wonders. Perhaps even more compelling are the stories of the men and women who rode, trained, owned, or bred classic winners, including their exploits on the turf and their triumphs and failures in arenas far removed from horse racing.

House Beautiful


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: N.A
View: 668
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Garden Design


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardens
Page: N.A
View: 2988
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House & Garden


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: N.A
View: 4695
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Shaping the American Landscape

New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project
Author: Charles A. Birnbaum,Stephanie Sue Foell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 446
View: 7764
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"The authors seek not only to bring their subjects' design legacies to light, but also to instill a sense of stewardship for historically meaningful examples of their art. Across North America, key works in landscape design - from M. Paul Friedberg's Riis Plaza Park in New York to Dan Kiley's Nationsbank Plaza in Tampa - have already disappeared. Other iconic works, although still extant, face serious threats of demolition. Shaping the American Landscape identifies a host of public spaces deserving of recognition, and sheds light on the process by which they may be protected.".

Vanity Fair


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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America's National Gallery of Art

A Gift to the Nation
Author: Philip Kopper
Publisher: National Gallery of Art
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 338
View: 3135
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Best Little Stories from the White House

More Than 100 True Stories
Author: C. Brian Kelly
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402273711
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 9868
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Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best Little Stories from the White House, author C. Brian Kelly takes us on a tour of the White House's fascinating history, giving us a glimpse of the most memorable presidential moments: Theodore Roosevelt 's children once snuck their pony upstairs in the White House elevator to cheer up their sick brother. Winston Churchill once suffered a minor heart episode while struggling with a stuck window in the White House. John Quincy Adams was known to skinny-dip in the Potomac. Woodrow Wilson liked to chase up and down the White House corridors playing "rooster fighting" with his daughter Nellie.

Plants & Gardens


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
View: 607
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