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Andrea Wulf llegeix The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession.
In this beautifully illustrated talk, Andrea Wulf tells the story of a small group of 18th century naturalists that made England a nation of gardeners. It begins when American farmer John Bartram sent hundreds of boxes filled with seeds to England. To reserve a seat, please call 215-299-1040 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is free to members of Friends of the Library, members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and members of The Academy of Natural Sciences. There is a program fee of $5.00 for the general public. (Please enter via the 19th Street entrance and inform the security guard that you are coming to the program in the library.) The book will be available for purchase in the Academy Museum Shop, and can be ordered ahead of time over the phone, 215-299-1186. ABOUT THE PROGRAM In this beautifully illustrated talk, Andrea Wulf tells the story of a small group of 18th century naturalists that made England a nation of gardeners. It begins when American farmer John Bartram sent hundreds of boxes filled with seeds to England, and includes Philip Miller, author of the Gardeners Dictionary, the cantankerous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, and two passengers on Captain Cook's Endeavour, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander. Together, these men introduced lustrous evergreens, fiery autumn foliage, and colorful shrubs that shaped the Georgian landscape. They also brought science and rational thought to horticulture. As friends, rivals, and enemies, their correspondence, collaborations, and squabbles make for a riveting human drama set against the backdrop of the emerging British Empire and America's magnificent forests. As botany and horticulture became a science, the garden became the Eden for everyman. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andrea Wulf was born in India and moved to Germany as a child. She now lives in Britain where she trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art. An acclaimed writer and garden historian, she’s co-author with Emma Gieben-Gamal of This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History. She has written for The Sunday Times, Financial Times, The Garden, The Architects’ Journal, and regularly reviews for The Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement. She is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio and BBC TV. More information can be found at http://www.andreawulf.com. (danianne)… (més)
The Brother Gardeners: the Royal Society and Britain's obsession with gardening
Andrea Wulf debat The Brother Gardeners. Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession.
The tale of how a group of passionate plant collectors, botanists and explorers turned Britain into a nation of gardeners. The cast includes Peter Collinson, who brought the American wilderness to British parks; botanists Carl Linnaeus and Daniel Solander; and Sir Joseph Banks, who turned Kew into a storehouse of Empire. (antisyzygy)… (més)