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06.01.07 Cothran, James R., Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South, published in 2003

Notes Concerning the Author

A native South Carolinian, James R. Cothran a practicing landscape architect, urban planner, and garden historian.  He holds degrees from Clemson University, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his academic training included ornamental horticulture, landscape architecture, and city planning.  Cothran serves as an adjunct professor at both the University of Georgia and Georgia State University, where he teaches graduate courses on America’s historic gardens and landscapes.  A fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects, Cothran currently serves on the boards of the Southern Garden History Society, the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, Trees Atlanta, and the Cherokee Garden Library, Center for the Study of Southern Garden History.  A member of numerous professional organizations, Cothran is a frequent lecturer on southern garden history. He lives in Atlanta.

Our Review

This fine book is an illustrated volume featuring botanical prints, lithographs, garden plans, historic photographs, and contemporary photography to reveal the rich garden history of the American South.

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