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The working man's green space : allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919, Micheline Nilsen

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The working man's green space : allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919
Title
The working man's green space
Title remainder
allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919
Statement of responsibility
Micheline Nilsen
Title variation
Allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long time primarily a repository of ideas concerning social reform, hygienic improvement, and class mobility. Complementing efforts by worker cooperatives, unions, and social legislation, the provision of small garden plots offered some relief from bleak urban living conditions. Urban planners often thought of such gardens as a way to insert "lungs" into a city. Standing at the intersection of a number of disciplines--including landscape studies, horticulture, and urban history-- The Working Man's Green Space focuses on the development of allotment gardens in European countries in the nearly half-century between the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, when the French Third Republic, the German Empire, and the late Victorian era in England saw the development of unprecedented measures to improve the lot of the "laboring classes." Nilsen shows how community gardening is inscribed within a social contract that differs from country to country, but how there is also an underlying aesthetic and social significance to these gardens that transcends national borders." -- Publisher's description
  • With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long time primarily a repository of ideas concerning social reform, hygienic improvement, and class mobility. Complementing efforts by worker cooperatives, unions, and social legislation, the provision of small garden plots offered some relief from bleak urban living conditions. Urban planners often thought of such gardens as a way to insert "lungs" into a city. Standing at the intersection of a number of disciplines--including landscape studies, horticulture, and urban history-- The Working Man{u2019}s Green Space focuses on the development of allotment gardens in European countries in the nearly half-century between the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, when the French Third Republic, the German Empire, and the late Victorian era in England saw the development of unprecedented measures to improve the lot of the "laboring classes." Nilsen shows how community gardening is inscribed within a social contract that differs from country to country, but how there is also an underlying aesthetic and social significance to these gardens that transcends national borders. --Provided by publisher
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Nilsen, Micheline
Dewey number
635.0942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB457.3
LC item number
.N55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB457.3
NAL item number
.N55 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Allotment gardens
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
  • Landscape design
Label
The working man's green space : allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919, Micheline Nilsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Definitions and commonalities -- Allotments in England -- Kleingärten in Germany -- Jardins ouvriers in France -- Is there an aesthetics of allotments? -- Allotments and the design professions
Control code
843454955
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780813935089
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843454955
Label
The working man's green space : allotment gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919, Micheline Nilsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Definitions and commonalities -- Allotments in England -- Kleingärten in Germany -- Jardins ouvriers in France -- Is there an aesthetics of allotments? -- Allotments and the design professions
Control code
843454955
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 232 pages
Isbn
9780813935089
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843454955

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