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Recommended historical reads


History of Canadian Gardening By Carol Martin A History of Canadian Gardening


shares what gardens and gardening have meant to Canadians over the centuries in both words and stun- ning historical


images. It describes


more than 400 years of garden- ing in Canada beginning with the extensive cornfields tended by the Huron before the Europeans arrived and includes the adventures of early botanical explorers, the Hudson's Bay Company's attempts to grow vegetables in the north, the difficul- ties faced by pioneer gardeners, the City Beautiful Movement at the turn of the twentieth century, early school gardens and garden clubs, botanical gardens across the country, the back- to-the-land movement of the 1970s, the recent interest in heritage seeds, and the current passion for every- thing to do with gardens


Landscape Architecture in Canada By Ron Williams Ron Williams, a long-time


professor and former director of the School of Landscape Architec- ture at the Université de Montréal, architect and landscape architect, takes the reader on an interesting journey through Canada’s history as he explore 150 years of landscap- ing. Original photographs taken by Williams himself, as he travelled to the corners of our country, validate his well-researched compendium that delves into forest and farm, city and town, park and pasture and church and fort. This is the first criti- cal history of designed landscapes in our country, our motivations


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and aspirations behind the designs and traditions that shaped them. The book will take the reader from Canada’s First Nations peoples, to early colonists, immigrant commu- nities, industrial cities and agricul- tural landscapes to the development of national parks and recent projects that embody a distinct Canadian approach. “The author takes us on an amaz-


ing journey from pre-colonial times to the present, through Canada's rural and urban landscapes from coast to coast to coast…this well- written and abundantly illustrated publication…at times reads almost like a novel.” — Canadian Architect


Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History By Elizabeth Barlow Rogers This collection spans the history


of landscape design from prehistoric times to the landscape projects of today. Learn about the formation and meaning of sites such as Stone- henge, the Forbidden City of Beijing, Versailles, and New York's Central Park. Lesser known sites, some vanished, are examined as the author discusses ancient Egyptian royal cemeteries, Renaissance and Baroque European gardens and 18th century estates in England and American public gardens. Hundreds of plans, drawings, and photographs, many created specifically for this book, will reveal a great deal about the devel- opment of societies, and how cities, parks, and gardens embody cultural values. A comprehensive review of the history of landscaping since the dawn of humanity. x


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