A Century in Photographs: Gardening 1900-2000 by Mark Griffiths lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Times Books, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: A Century in Photographs: Gardening combines two of this centurys best loved passions gardening and photography. In a remarkable pictorial survey, Mark Griffiths tells the story of gardening in the 20th century, drawing on over two hundred black and white arid colour photographs.
Chosen for their charm, aesthetic, curiosity and historical value, the photographs depict not only garden history, but social history in the making snapshots, for example, of gardens in the Second World War, when every spare yard of soil (castle moats, royal parks and polo grounds included) was devoted to vegetable production. Some are hauntingly beautiful, others remarkably rare all find their way into this unique record of a centurys enthusiasm for ill is much-loved occupation.
Arranged chronologically, the photographs are accompanied by Mark Griffiths text, which places each in its historical context and highlights its more unusual features. Many of the images have been selected from the Hulton Getty Picture Collection and the archives of The Times two of the worlds greatest photographic resources. As news photographs, they present the unfolding story of gardens with striking freshness and immediacy. To their drama is added the unparalleled depth of the Royal Horticultural Societys own collections. These include a wealth of intimate photographs taken by gifted amateurs and professionals of horticultural events and the making of some of the century s finest gardens.
A Century in Photographs: Gardening is the story of gardenings triumph at the centurys end as the most popular and multi-faceted pastime of all.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a tiny nick to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
216 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¼” x 9″.
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