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Adams, William Howard

Works: 45 works in 246 publications in 3 languages and 11,386 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: E332.74, 973.460924
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Most widely held works about William Howard Adams
Most widely held works by William Howard Adams
Gouverneur Morris : an independent life by William Howard Adams( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A plainspoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy but opposed slavery and championed civil liberties for all, a significant player in the American Revolution, later an astute critic of the French Revolution, Gouverneur Morris remains an enigma among the founding generation. This biography tells his robust story, including his celebrated love affairs during his ten years in Europe." "Morris's public record is astonishing. One of the leading figures of the national Constitutional Convention in 1787, he put the Constitution in its final version, including its opening Preamble beginning "We the People of the United States." As Washington's first minister to Paris, he became America's most effective representative in France and was the only diplomat to remain at his post through the Terror. A successful international entrepreneur, he understood the dynamics of commerce in the modern world. His remarkable grasp of public finance enabled him to draft the charter of the first national bank in America, and he became a partner of Robert Morris in managing the office of finance to pay for the Revolution. Frankly cosmopolitan, he embraced city life as a creative center of civilization and had a central role in the building of the Erie Canal and in laying out the city plan of Manhattan." "William Howard Adams describes Morris's many contributions and talents, his sophistication, and his wit, as well as his romantic liaisons, free habits, and free speech. He brings to life a fascinating man of great stature, a founding father who receives his due at last."--Jacket
The Paris years of Thomas Jefferson by William Howard Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam's principal focus is on Jefferson's role as the preeminent American envoy in Europe after the departure of Benjamin Franklin, his participation in the cultural and political life of the city, and his private intrigues to help his friends bring the Bourbon monarchy to heel. Finally, Adams places the author of the Declaration of Independence in the middle of his second revolution and chronicles the dramatic events leading to the upheaval of 1788-1789. The book is richly illustrated with art of the period and with specially commissioned photographs of Parisian sites by Adelaide de Menil
Jefferson's Monticello by William Howard Adams( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work traces Monticello's history and development from the first plans through the 40 years of building and rebuilding that continued right up to Jefferson's death in 1826. It covers such areas as Jefferson the man, Jefferson the architect/builder and furnishings
On luxury : a cautionary tale : a short history of the perils of excess from ancient times to the beginning of the modern era by William Howard Adams( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The little extras""
The French garden, 1500-1800 by William Howard Adams( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Renaissance to revolution, the garderners of France drew inspiration from many sources to construct paradises on earth. Monarchs and nobles gave their commands, and generations of the finest artists built upon the work of their predecessors until the French astonished the world with the splendour of their gardens. Mr. Adams's account begins in 1494 when Charles VIII invaded Naples. The French were amazed by the gardens of Poggio Reale and La Duchesca, and on their withdrawal took Italian designers and craftsmen with them. This reverse invasion was the source of a host of new ideas in French garden design. New philosophical and aesthetic concepts, and political ambitions of patrons, pushed the Fench garden into a dominating position in European culture. William Howard Adams uses a wealth of contemporary illustrations to trace this rise to pre-eminence. He also chronicles the eventual declines of the French garden with a shift in fashion in the later eighteenth century, a change based on an entirely new notion of the relationship of nature, order and landscape. -- Book jacket
Atget's gardens : a selection of Eugène Atget's garden photographs by Eugène Atget( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson and the arts : an extended view by William Howard Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eye of Th. Jefferson : [exhibition] by The eye of Th. Jefferson( )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Proust souvenir by William Howard Adams( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grouped together after the part-title "Swann's Way" are the portraits of the family members, diplomats, doctors, school friends, salonistes, and servants who made up the Right Bank bourgeois milieu into which Proust was born. Part-title "The Guermantes Way" includes the aristocratic, Faubourg Saint-Germain world to which Proust aspired. With part-title "The Artists' and Writers' Way" come the Bergotte of Anatole France and actresses with whom he became romatically involved. The closing section is the self-portrait of Paul Nadar, son fo Felix Nadar, the legendary avant-gardist in whose studio the Impressionists had held their first exhibition
Nature perfected : gardens through history by William Howard Adams( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full-color, captioned photographs of magnificent gardens throughout the world accompany a history of garden and landscape design that includes an examination of individual plants and design features
Denatured visions : landscape and culture in the twentieth century by Stuart Wrede( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om det moderne menneskes billeder af landskabet - det lidt der er tilbage
Keeping Eden : a history of gardening in America( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Howard Adams explores the twisting path followed by twentieth-century landscape design from Golden Age opulence to today's windmill farms in California. Tovah Martin's chapter on gardening under glass spans three centuries, as does Mac Griswold's examination of the interaction of natural and man-made beauty in garden art. Still other chapters are devoted to American plants and the public's changing tastes, the establishment and functions of garden organizations, and the important role of horticultural books. This volume is capped by Michael Pollan's provocative approach to the future of gardening in America - a future that requires both environmental consciousness and the willingness to cultivate and care for the earth. In sum, Keeping Eden is a long-needed, generous sampling of the many, varied aspects of American garden history - an invitation to readers to become explorers of this rich but neglected world
Grounds for change : major gardens of the twentieth century by William Howard Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origins and development of twentieth-century landscape architecture. Includes photographs and plans for twenty-four gardens in Brazil, England, Finland, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States
Roberto Burle Marx : the unnatural art of the garden by William Howard Adams( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto Burle Marx : landscapes reflected by Roberto Burle Marx( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brazilian Roberto Burle Marx (1909-94) was Latin America's most influential and internationally renowned landscape architect. These essays by Anita de la Rosa de Berrizbeitia, Rossana Vaccarino, Lelia Coelho Frota and Silvio Soares Macedo discuss Burle Marx's work and legacy
The eye of Thomas Jefferson : [exhibition] by D.C.) National Gallery of Art (Washington( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of art; forming a State arts council by William Howard Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature perfected : the story of the garden by William Howard Adams( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary series devoted to the art of gardening throughout the history of the world. Examines gardens and gardening in Pompei, New York, Mexico, Tokyo, Rome, Egypt, Venetian Island, Morocco, Spain, central Asia, India, Western Europe, England, New England, Williamsburg, Versailles, and the United States
En souvenir de Proust : les personnages du temps perdu by William Howard Adams( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Album regroupant 54 portraits photographiques assortis de substantiels commentaires et de nombreux extraits de l'oeuvre de Proust. Trois parties: Portraits de familiers de Proust (la bourgeoisie Rive droite) - Portraits de la société aristocratique du faubourg Saint-Germain - Portraits d'artistes et d'écrivains (A. France, G. Fauré, S. Bernhardt, etc.)
Les jardins en France 1500-1800 : le rêve et le pouvoir by William Howard Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jefferson's Monticello
Alternative Names
Adams, W. Howard

Adams, William H.

Howard Adams William

English (193)

French (15)

German (5)

The Paris years of Thomas JeffersonJefferson's MonticelloNature perfected : gardens through historyDenatured visions : landscape and culture in the twentieth centuryRoberto Burle Marx : landscapes reflectedThe eye of Thomas Jefferson : [exhibition]Nature perfected : the story of the garden