Discover the Winterthur garden

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Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Nov 1, 1998 - Architecture - 44 pages
Tells the story of the creation and restoration of a masterpiece of 20th century naturalism.

Henry Francis du Pont, founder of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, once wrote, "My work is in the garden." Influenced by British garden writers Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson, du Pont began gardening in earnest in 1902. He became interested in the power of color in the landscape and in a naturalistic style of garden design that, although carefully planned, did not look contrived. Throughout his lifetime, du Pont experimented with design: succession of bloom, naturalism, and color harmony became the fundamental principles of his garden art. Even after the museum and garden opened to the public in 1951, he still considered himself to be "Head Gardener at Winterthur."

Discover the Winterthur Garden tells the story of the creation and restoration of this masterpiece of 20th-century naturalism. With beautiful color photogaphs by Ray Magnani and an afterword by Deputy Director Thomas Buchter, it is a book not only for tourists and travelers to Winerthur but also those interested in gardens, museums, and photography.

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