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This Week’s New Books: The Gardens of Suzhou and Making New York Dominican

The Gardens of Suzhou
The Gardens of Suzhou


Ron Henderson

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 111 illus.

Paper 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2214-2 | $29.95 | £19.50

A volume in the Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture series

""Henderson, a talented landscape architect and designer himself, offers a helpful representation and unique tour of this collection of some of China's most famous gardens."–Laurie Olin, University of Pennsylvania

Walk with landscape architect and scholar Ron Henderson through seventeen of Suzhou's classical Chinese garden masterpieces. This insightful guide is fully illustrated with newly drawn plans, maps, and original photographs.

Making New York Dominican
Making New York Dominican: Small Business, Politics, and Everyday Life


Christian Krohn-Hansen

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.

Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4461-8 | $69.95 | £45.50

A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series

This volume presents an ethnographic study of Dominicans in New York City through their participation in small businesses. Krohn-Hansen demonstrates how Dominican enterprises work, how people find economic openings, and how Dominicans who own small commercial ventures have formed political associations to promote and defend their interests.


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