English Formal Garden: Five Centuries of Design

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9780847820252: English Formal Garden: Five Centuries of Design

This beautifully illustrated book offers an authoritative account of the development, features, and leading people and places of the architectural garden in England. The book begins with a short garden history from pre-Roman times through the Middle Ages, then leads into a discussion of the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement and the significance in the twentieth century not only of Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, but also Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, the Bauhaus style, and Geoffrey Jellicoe. Garden elements are discussed in detail, including plans, sketches, and photographs of trees and hedges, steps, seats, and borders. Each item is put into historical context and explanations are given of the ways in which space is structured and themes are chosen. Variations in formal garden style are discussed in detail, from Edwin Lutyens's formal use of the garden axis at Gledstone Hall in Yorkshire in 1922, to the more naturalistic garden styles at Hidcote Manor and Sissinghurst Castle, and the use of the sunken garden at Marsh Court, Folly Farm, and Great Dixter, for instance. The text concludes with ten full tours of prominent gardens including Parnham House, Hestercombe Garden, and Snowshill Manor, all documented in vibrant photographs and superb drawings that illustrate the features and structure of the architectural garden. A list of 100 of the finest gardens in the United Kingdom, complete with visitor information, makes this an essential volume for gardeners, landscape architects, students, and travelers.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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The Maders, eminent garden historians, have written copiously on Europe's gardens. Here, they trace the history of the English garden from pre-Roman times to the 20th century, emphasizing the works of Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens along with the many landscape designers they nurtured. The authors cover in detail both garden elements and styles; then they provide ten full tours of distinguished gardens, documented with garden plans, superb drawings and photographs, and a detailed essay. The authors' personal guide, with visitor information, to 100 of the most beautiful formal gardens in the British Isles is very helpful. Handsomely illustrated and very well researched with a noteworthy bibliography and a detailed index, this is a basic work for all libraries with serious gardening and landscaping collections.?Daniel Kalk, Enfield, Ct.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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