Garden Culture of the Twentieth Century

Author: 
Leberecht Migge
Publisher: 
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-0-884-02388-3

Paper, 228 pp., $39.95.

Readers have the opportunity in this work to become acquainted with progressive reform in Germany as it applied to garden development during the early twentieth century. Edited and translated by British educator David Haney, its author, landscape architect Leberecht Migge (1881–1935), was an advocate of creating “garden conditions that accommodated and improved the social conditions of modern life.” Haney points out in the translation the bias and sarcasm of Migge toward the opposing situation. The text is accompanied by photographs and architects’ drawings of proposed and completed landscapes during the Weimer era.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
15
Number: 
5