HANSON, AE: An Arcadian Landscape. The California Gardens of A.E. Hanson

Hanson, A. E.; Gebhard, David. An Arcadian Landscape. The California Gardens of A.E. Hanson. Hennessey & Ingalls, 1985. ISBN: 0912158913. Unmarked. Small spot on edge. Good. Paperback. (#30799)

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The architect of some of Southern California’s most notable and spectacular gardens of the 1920’s. This book reconstructs the making of nine of them, including the Harold Lloyd estate in Beverly Hills, the Andalusian garden of Archibald Young in Pasadena, and the Italian garden of Kirk Johnson in Montecito. The autobiographic first chapter gives an engaging account of Hanson’s self training in the profession and his dealings with clients.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 102p.

RILEY, D: World Vegetation

 World Vegetation, book coverRiley, Denis; Young, Anthony. World Vegetation. Cambridge University Press, 1972. ISBN: 0521060834. Unmarked. Some edge wear on cover. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#29737) $12.00

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Covers plant communities and the environment, forests, grasslands, Savannas, tundra and mountain vegetations, and more. Appendix on soils. World vegetation map. Index of terms.

Illustrated, including a section of color plates.

TING, IP: Deep Canyon, a Desert Wilderness for Science: With a Special Photographic Section, Ansel Adams’ Deep Canyon

Ting, Irwin P.; Jennings, Bill (editors). Deep Canyon, a Desert Wilderness for Science: With a Special Photographic Section, Ansel Adams’ Deep Canyon. Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, UC, Riverside, 1976. Unmarked text. Closed tear and some chipping on dust jacket. Gift inscription of a relative of the authors of one of the book’s sections. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#29384) $25.00

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Illustrated end papers. 32 illustrations (maps, charts, photographs, etc.). Discusses the biodiversity of the area. Natural history section covers ecology, geology, ethnography, vegetation, succulents, herpetofauna, birds, mammals, and more. Index.

Measures 9×11.25 inches. 177p. Brown leatherette.