Arts and Crafts Gardens

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Harry N. Abrams, Mar 1, 2005 - Architecture - 96 pages
Arts and Crafts gardens were unashamedly romantic, but also deceptively progressive. This book explores the politics behind the planting: the underlying issues of suffrage, spirituality and national identity behind some of the movement's finest gardens. It examines the architectural features and planting trends that defined the style in Britain, America, Europe and Scandinavia and considers the legacy of Arts and Crafts gardening as a profound and sensual philosophy, still relevant to gardeners today.

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User Review  - Fliss88 - LibraryThing

Top of my Wishlist…..to own my own Arts and Crafts designed house with a garden to match. The gardens in this book are absolutely beautiful! Read full review

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User Review  - lilithcat - LibraryThing

I'm not a gardener, but I am an admirer of the arts and crafts movement. This book is lovely, full of photographs, showing the relationship between the "house beautiful" and the "garden beautiful", and how the tenets of the movement were applied to the outdoors. Read full review

Contents

ORIGINS OF MODERN GARDENING
6
BACK TO NATURE
20
DEFINING THE STYLE
32
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Wendy Hitchmough is Curator at Charleston and the Bloomsbury artists' home in Sussex.

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