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by Cathy Jean Maloney

Download Chicago Gardens: The Early History (Center Books on Chicago and Environs) eBook
ISBN:
0226502341
Author:
Cathy Jean Maloney
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press; First Edition edition (August 18, 2008)
Pages:
464 pages
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1283 kb
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1786 kb
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A new book on historic gardens in one city offers plenty of lessons for what makes a beautiful landscape

A new book on historic gardens in one city offers plenty of lessons for what makes a beautiful landscape. It’s Chicago Gardens: The Early History, by Cathy Jean Maloney. Of particular interest to planners will be the case studies of landscapes. Harold Henderson Planning 2008-07-07). Maloney has combed through seemingly endless documentary sources from Chicago’s first 100 years-newspapers, magazines, garden-club minutes-to produce a book full of fascinating tidbits for any Chicago history buff or gardening geek that includes many maps, photos and old catalog illustrations from her own collection. Beth Botts Chicago Tribune 3008-11-23).

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Chicago Gardens book. Once maligned as a swampy outpost, the fledgling city of Chicago brazenly. Challenged by the region’s clay soil, harsh winters, and fierce winds, Chicago’s pioneering horticulturalists, Maloney demonstrates, found imaginative uses for hardy prairie plants. This same creative spirit thrived in the city’s local fruit and vegetable markets, encouraging the growth of what would become the nation’s produce hub.

Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet over the next century, from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to innovative garden designs at the 1933 World’s Fair. This same creative spirit thrived in the city’s local fruit and vegetable.

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com's Cathy Jean Maloney Page and shop for all Cathy Jean Maloney books. She is the author of World's Fair Gardens (2012), Chicago Gardens: The Early History (2008), The Prairie Club of Chicago (2001), and The Gardener's Cottage in Riverside, Illinois (2010). Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Cathy Jean Maloney. She writes a regular newspaper column for The Morton Arboretum and has taught classes at the Arboretum and the Chicago Botanic garden. Are You an Author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

A new book on historic gardens in one city offers plenty of lessons for what makes a beautiful landscape. Ann Keating Chicago History Examiner. As well as wonderful vignettes, Chicago Gardens is filled with beautiful illustrations. It is a delightful book.

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Once maligned as a swampy outpost, the fledgling city of Chicago brazenly adopted the motto Urbs in Horto or City in a Garden, in 1837. Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet over the next century, from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to innovative garden designs at the 1933 World’s Fair.            Cathy Jean Maloney has spent decades researching the city’s horticultural heritage, and here she reveals the unusual history of Chicago’s first gardens. Challenged by the region’s clay soil, harsh winters, and fierce winds, Chicago’s pioneering horticulturalists, Maloney demonstrates, found imaginative uses for hardy prairie plants. This same creative spirit thrived in the city’s local fruit and vegetable markets, encouraging the growth of what would become the nation’s produce hub. The vast plains that surrounded Chicago, meanwhile, inspired early landscape architects, such as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jens Jensen, and O.C. Simonds, to new heights of grandeur.              Maloney does not forget the backyard gardeners: immigrants who cultivated treasured seeds and pioneers who planted native wildflowers. Maloney’s vibrant depictions of Chicagoans like “Bouquet Mary,” a flower peddler who built a greenhouse empire, add charming anecdotal evidence to her argument–that Chicago’s garden history rivals that of New York or London and ensures its status as a world-class capital of horticultural innovation.                   With exquisite archival photographs, prints, and postcards, as well as field guide descriptions of living legacy gardens for today’s visitors, Chicago Gardens will delight green-thumbs from all parts of the world.
  • Elildelm
Book had alot of writing, few photos, and they were in black and white, from what I remember.
Good quality, slick overcover.
Had a postcard from the CHI that is just like the lithograph my mother owns. That's why we bought the book,
hoping we'd find that litho in it.
  • Zeli
Wonderful Book on the history of Chicago Gardens. Thank you.