The Story of Kew Gardens in Photographs
Authors: Lynn Parker, Kiri Ross-Jones. 208pp. 210 x 297mm. Over 250 b&w photographs. Hardback, with jacket. ISBN 9781782120599. Arcturus Publishing in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2013.
This is the fascinating story of Kew Gardens, told through over two hundred and fifty beautiful black and white photographs, sourced from Kew's archives. These remarkable photographs, many of them previously unseen, describe the botanical, social, cultural, political and technological developments of the past two centuries and highlights the pivotal role that plants have played in British life. The book explores Kew's history through the era of the great Victorian plant hunters and the British Empire; to the austere years during the World Wars; right through to the modern post war period, when the Gardens' iconic buildings and plant collections were restored to their former glory under the directorship of Sir Edward Salisbury and his successors. The story ends in the early 1970s, just before the advent of the widespread use of colour photography, giving this book a truly nostalgic feel.
The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Awards: Nominated titles: 2014 awards
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