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The parks, promenades and gardens of Paris : described and considered in relation to the wants of our own cities / William Robinson.

By: Robinson, W. (William), 1838-1935 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge library collection: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 644 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781107706606 (ebook).Subject(s): Parks -- France -- Paris | Gardens -- France -- ParisDDC classification: 712.50944361 Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: The innovative gardener and writer William Robinson (1838-1935), many of whose other works are reissued in this series, was sent by The Times as its horticultural correspondent to the Paris International Exposition of 1867. As a result of his visit, he produced two books, one on gardening trends in France, and this work of 1869 on the parks and gardens of Paris and its environs (including Versailles), and on the fruit and vegetable farming which fed the famous Parisian food markets such as Les Halles. Robinson admired especially the small planted open spaces, squares and courtyards in Paris, which had no equivalent in London, and which he claimed were 'saving [its inhabitants] from pestilential overcrowding, and making their city something besides a place for all to live out of who can afford it'. This highly illustrated work will interest not only historians of horticulture but also lovers of Paris.
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Originally published: London : John Murray, 1869.

The innovative gardener and writer William Robinson (1838-1935), many of whose other works are reissued in this series, was sent by The Times as its horticultural correspondent to the Paris International Exposition of 1867. As a result of his visit, he produced two books, one on gardening trends in France, and this work of 1869 on the parks and gardens of Paris and its environs (including Versailles), and on the fruit and vegetable farming which fed the famous Parisian food markets such as Les Halles. Robinson admired especially the small planted open spaces, squares and courtyards in Paris, which had no equivalent in London, and which he claimed were 'saving [its inhabitants] from pestilential overcrowding, and making their city something besides a place for all to live out of who can afford it'. This highly illustrated work will interest not only historians of horticulture but also lovers of Paris.

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