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American Eden“American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history literature biography and design theory fusing sharp edged analysis and graceful American prose” Kevin Starr author of Golden Gate The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge“Informative and absolutely engrossing”   Ross King author. The subtitle What Our Gardens Tell Us says it all Landscapegardeninglandform are put into historical social architectural international affairs economic philosophical context in an enlightening and highly readable fashion As I read I thought a great deal about my own yard and noted influences and trends The artist does not judge nor does he direct Books about gardening so often have a point of view Mr Graham has an overview