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Growing Things: A Film Lesson in “Nature Study” (1928)

Adam Green - May 18, 2017 in beans, education, garden, gardens, growing, time lapse

Gardening lessons from the late 1920s, centreing on the cultivation of beans, including some wonderful time-lapse footage and inter-titles to match.

Growing Things: A Film Lesson in “Nature Study” (1928)

Adam Green - May 18, 2017 in beans, education, garden, gardens, growing, time lapse

Gardening lessons from the late 1920s, centreing on the cultivation of beans, including some wonderful time-lapse footage and inter-titles to match.

Growing Things: A Film Lesson in “Nature Study” (1928)

Adam Green - May 18, 2017 in beans, education, garden, gardens, growing, time lapse

Gardening lessons from the late 1920s, centreing on the cultivation of beans, including some wonderful time-lapse footage and inter-titles to match.

Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday (1902)

Adam Green - March 29, 2016 in gardens, horology, roses, sundials

A wonderfully eclectic treatise on all things sundials and roses — jam-packed with photographs, illustrations, and diagrams.

Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday (1902)

Adam Green - March 29, 2016 in gardens, horology, roses, sundials

A wonderfully eclectic treatise on all things sundials and roses — jam-packed with photographs, illustrations, and diagrams.

Francis Bacon on Gardens (1902)

lotta - January 20, 2016 in francis bacon, gardens, topiary

Featuring artwork by Lucien Pissarro, this is a beautiful art nouveau edition of an essay on gardens by the Renaissance philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Francis Bacon on Gardens (1902)

lotta - January 20, 2016 in francis bacon, gardens, topiary

Featuring artwork by Lucien Pissarro, this is a beautiful art nouveau edition of an essay on gardens by the Renaissance philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

Böckler’s Pleasure Garden Plans (1664)

Adam Green - May 21, 2013 in architecture, collections, design, Deutsche Fotothek, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, gardens, Images, Images-17th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-Landscapes, Images-Maps, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide, Wikimedia Commons

Selected illustrations from the German architect and engineer Georg Andreas Böckler’s Architectura Curiosa Nova (1664). The book is mostly concerned with the theory of hydrodyanmics, water pump systems and different designs for water fountains, but also contains this series of elaborate geometrical pleasure garden designs. It’s not entirely clear whether they are projected plans or a record of what already existed (if anyone knows then please do let us know!). Housed at: Wikimedia Commons | From: Deutsche Fotothek Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights Download: Right click on image or see source for higher res versions HELP TO KEEP US AFLOAT The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project and we rely on support from our readers to stay afloat. If you like what we do then please do consider making a donation. We welcome all contributions, big or small - everything helps! Become a Patron Small angel : £3.00 GBP - monthly Medium sized hero : £5.00 GBP - monthly Large emperor : £10.00 GBP - monthly Vast deity : £20.00 GBP - monthly Make a one off Donation SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver [...]

A book on 17th century gardens (1908)

Adam Green - March 11, 2013 in Abraham Cowley, Andrew Marvell, collections, Epicurus, gardens, John Evelyn, texts, Texts: 17th, Texts: 20th, Texts: Non-fiction, The Garden of Cyrus, thomas browne, William Temple