Chicago Gardens

Author: Cathy Jean Maloney
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226502366
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Science

Once maligned as a swampy outpost, the fledgling city of Chicago brazenly adopted the motto Urbs in Horto or City in a Garden, in 1837. Chicago Gardens shows how this upstart town earned its sobriquet over the next century, from the first vegetable plots at Fort Dearborn to innovative garden designs at the 1933 World’s Fair. Cathy Jean Maloney has spent decades researching the city’s horticultural heritage, and here she reveals the unusual history of Chicago’s first gardens. Challenged by the region’s clay soil, harsh winters, and fierce winds, Chicago’s pioneering horticulturalists, Maloney demonstrates, found imaginative uses for hardy prairie plants. This same creative spirit thrived in the city’s local fruit and vegetable markets, encouraging the growth of what would become the nation’s produce hub. The vast plains that surrounded Chicago, meanwhile, inspired early landscape architects, such as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jens Jensen, and O.C. Simonds, to new heights of grandeur. Maloney does not forget the backyard gardeners: immigrants who cultivated treasured seeds and pioneers who planted native wildflowers. Maloney’s vibrant depictions of Chicagoans like “Bouquet Mary,” a flower peddler who built a greenhouse empire, add charming anecdotal evidence to her argument–that Chicago’s garden history rivals that of New York or London and ensures its status as a world-class capital of horticultural innovation. With exquisite archival photographs, prints, and postcards, as well as field guide descriptions of living legacy gardens for today’s visitors, Chicago Gardens will delight green-thumbs from all parts of the world.

The City in a Garden

Author: Julia Sniderman Bachrach
Publisher: Center for Amer Places Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015054303642
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Photography

Enhanced by 140 images, a documentary chronicle of Chicago's parks profiles thirty-one of the city's finest spaces--both contemporary and historical-along with detailed vignettes and captions to trace their development.

One Writer s Garden

Author: Susan Haltom
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617031205
Release Date: 2011-09-08
Genre: Gardening

By the time she reached her late twenties, Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was launching a distinguished literary career. She was also becoming a capable gardener under the tutelage of her mother, Chestina Welty, who designed their modest garden in Jackson, Mississippi. From the beginning, Eudora wove images of southern flora and gardens into her writing, yet few outside her personal circle knew that the images were drawn directly from her passionate connection to and abiding knowledge of her own garden. Near the end of her life, Welty still resided in her parents’ house, but the garden-and the friends who remembered it-had all but vanished. When a local garden designer offered to help bring it back, Welty began remembering the flowers that had grown in what she called “my mother’s garden.” By the time Eudora died, that gardener, Susan Haltom, was leading a historic restoration. When Welty’s private papers were released several years after her death, they confirmed that the writer had sought both inspiration and a creative outlet there. This book contains many previously unpublished writings, including literary passages and excerpts from Welty’s private correspondence about the garden. The authors of One Writer’s Garden also draw connections between Welty’s gardening and her writing. They show how the garden echoed the prevailing style of Welty’s mother’s generation, which in turn mirrored wider trends in American life: Progressive-era optimism, a rising middle class, prosperity, new technology, women’s clubs, garden clubs, streetcar suburbs, civic beautification, conservation, plant introductions, and garden writing. The authors illustrate this garden’s history—and the broader story of how American gardens evolved in the early twentieth century-with images from contemporary garden literature, seed catalogs, and advertisements, as well as unique historic photographs. Noted landscape photographer Langdon Clay captures the restored garden through the seasons.

The Gardener s Cottage in Riverside Illinois

Author: Cathy Jean Maloney
Publisher: Center for American Places
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215519559
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Architecture

Riverside, Illinois, was designed in 1869 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his architect partner Calvert Vaux. Their unique design, which followed the contours of the landscape and emphasized open spaces, inspired the greatest architects of the time to undertake projects there. Among those projects was the Avery Coonley Estate, a rare joint effort by Frank Lloyd Wright and landscape architect Jens Jensen. At the center of the estate, itself a National Historic Landmark, sits the Gardener's Cottage, a small but unassuming masterpiece built for the estate's gardener and his wife. But what is it truly like to live within a historic work of architectural art? Current owner and gardening writer Cathy Jean Maloney here records her discoveries and personal reflections on living in the Gardener's Cottage with her family. In "The Gardener's Cottage", Maloney describes the cottage's beginnings, providing biographical background and design insight into the house itself and Riverside's key creators. She also highlights the often overlooked beauty of the cottage and illustrates how it is emblematic of Wright and Jensen's holistic Prairie Style approach to building and landscape architecture. The size of the Gardener's Cottage allows us to witness Wright's aesthetic concerns in small detail and to understand his ideas on a more accessible and livable scale. "The Gardener's Cottage" is a welcome and original addition to the work on these world-renowned architects and planners. It not only celebrates their designs, but the simple daily beauty of living within them.

From Yard to Garden

Author: Christopher Grampp
Publisher: Center for American Places
ISBN: 1930066740
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

"Grampp traces the ways that Americans have shaped their yards in response to national shifts in the economy, from an agricultural to an industrial base, to changing notions of suburbanization and related zoning practices, to the growth of city services, and to a baby boom after World War II that firmly established the single-family house and yard as the preferred American dwelling. He finishes by focusing on home grounds in California which, due to factors such as climate, land costs, demographics, and the popularity of Sunset magazine, have emerged as quintessential outdoor family rooms."--BOOK JACKET.

Chicago s Jewish West Side

Author: Irving Cutler
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439621004
Release Date: 2009-10-26
Genre: Social Science

For nearly half a century, the greater Lawndale area was the vibrant, spirited center of Jewish life in Chicago. It contained almost 40 percent of the city's entire Jewish population with over 70 synagogues and numerous active Jewish organizations and institutions, such as the Jewish People's Institute, the Hebrew Theological College, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Its residents included "King of Swing" Benny Goodman, Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, journalists Irv Kupcinet and Meyer Levin, federal judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, civil rights attorney Elmer Gertz, Eli's Cheesecake founder Eli Shulman, and comedian Shelley Berman. Many of the selected images come from the author's extensive collection. This book will bring back memories for those who lived there and retell the story of Jewish life on the West Side for those who did not. No matter where the scattered Jews of Chicago live now, many can trace their roots to this "Jerusalem of Chicago."

Cengage Advantage Books Liberty Equality Power A History of the American People Volume 2 Since 1863

Author: John M. Murrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305657168
Release Date: 2015-02-21
Genre: History

This economically priced version of LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER, 7th Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to U.S. History, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER uses these three themes in a unique approach to show how the United States was transformed, in a relatively short time, from a land inhabited by hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on earth. This approach helps students understand not only the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story, but also how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. The text integrates the best of recent social and cultural scholarship into a political story, offering students a comprehensive and complete understanding of American history. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Source Book of American Architecture

Author: George Everard Kidder Smith
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568980256
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Architecture

Source Book is an encyclopedic survey of and guide to American architecture, from cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. This critical, chronological survey of 500 of America's most distinguished buildings provides a unique overview of the thousand-year architectural development of the United States. Indispensable in the library, Source Book also serves as a splendid and detailed guide for the tourist. G. E. Kidder Smith is an architect and fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has won numerous awards for his photography. He has produced a distinguished series of exhibitions and writings on the architecture of twenty-four countries. His previous books include Italy Builds, Brazil Builds, New Architecture of Europe, A Pictorial History of Architecture in America, A Guide to New England Houses of Worship, Looking at Architecture, and the three-volume Architecture of the United States. "The 680-page Source Book offers more than 550 of Mr. Smith's photographs, as well as his intelligent, informative prose. Mr. Smith includes, too, references to relevant books and architecture journals.... The Source Book is full of information -- everything from celebrating unsung buildings... to worthwhile advice on how to see things.... Source Book combines beautiful prose and stunning photographs". -- Tom Sullivan, The Washington Times

Empire of Sin

Author: Gary Krist
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780770437077
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: History

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.

Edible Memory

Author: Jennifer A. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226228242
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Cooking

Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.

The Big Book of Library Grant Money 2004 2005

Author: The Taft Group
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN: 0838908748
Release Date: 2004-02
Genre: Business & Economics

With libraries under the gun to provide more and better services, and with fewer resources in many cases, they need to come up with innovative and reliable ways to fund new initiatives. Providing targeted access to the most promising major givers, The Big Book of Library Grant Money 2004-2005 is the largest directory available, pulled from an authoritative and up-to-the-minute database of library-specific funders. This forward-looking edition includes more than 2,400 private and corporate foundations and givers that have either indicated an interest in giving money to libraries or have already done so. Organized by state, potential donors in The Big Book are profiled with contact and portfolio information, past contributions summary and analysis, and application information. With historical data, you can track contributions and assets and predict future giving patterns. Offering you the most "hooks" for connecting with actual people, The Big Book also provides contact information for more than16,000 foundation officers and directors. Over 1,000 library recipients are also listed, making it possible to connect with peers in other libraries who have successfully worked with funders. As an added feature, ALA's own development office experts have included tips on winning grants for libraries. Tailored to be the definitive sourcebook for identifying library-friendly givers, the 2004-2005 edition is a must-have for libraries seeking a share of the more than 13.8 billion dollars set aside by Big Book givers. With more than 30 years of experience, The Taft Group is a leading publisher of reference works on the philanthropic activities of wealthy individuals, corporations, and foundations.Recognized for the depth and timeliness of its data, Taft publishes print and electronic resources for members of the nonprofit arena, which includes nonprofit organizations, professional fundraisers, prospect researchers, foundations, universities, hospitals, social agencies