Front Yard America: The Evolution and Meanings of a Vernacular Domestic Landscape

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Popular Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Gardening - 171 pages
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Americans have a love-hate relationship with their front yards. Great care is lavished on keeping contiguous lawns neatly clipped and otherwise providing a public facade that is a respectable ornament to the neighborhood. A multi-billion dollar industry supports their efforts. On the other hand, the American front yard has endured onslaughts from a multitude of critics for a century, including landscape architects and designers, journalists, environmentalists and millions of weary homeowners.

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FRED E. H. SCHROEDER is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at University of Minnesota, Duluth. He specializes in popular culture topics.

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