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

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Popular Press, 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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Contents

Introduction
1
Part
17
Part Three
31
Part Four
41
Part Five
75
Part
97
Part Seven
103
Part Nine
137
Notes
155
Works Cited
161
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