Gardens of the arts and crafts movement: reality and imagination

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 20, 2004 - Design - 216 pages
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The Arts and Crafts Movement, which began in the late 19th century in England and continued into the early 20th century there and in America, brought sweeping changes to the world of art and design. Celebrating simplicity, utility, handcraft, natural materials, and vernacular forms, its advocates produced a wide range of work, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, stained glass, wallpaper, jewelry, and books. Not surprisingly, the gifted architects of the movement also turned their minds to garden design. This beautiful book features the gardens of Edwin Lutyens, C.F.A. Voysey, Gertrude Jekyll, Ellen Shipman, Charles and Henry Greene, and other Arts and Crafts designers, who created some of the loveliest manmade landscapes we have today. Author Judith B. Tankard, a noted garden historian, brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of original research to her subject. Illustrated with period watercolors and drawings, and with new photographs and garden plans made especially for this publication, the book promises to be an important resource for art and design historians, and a delight to all lovers of gardens.

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For people who take gardens seriously, Tankard, an award-winning author and a teacher at Harvard University's Landscape Institute, offers a scholarly examination of how the Arts and Crafts movement ... Read full review


Preface 8 Introduction
Chapter 1 Gardens Old and
Chapter 2 William Morriss Earthly Paradise

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Judith Tankard is a landscape historian, writer, and lecturer. She teaches landscape design at Radcliffe Seminars and was the founding editor of the Journal of the New England Garden History Society. She is co-author of Gertrude Jekyll: A Vision of Garden and Wood. She is the recipient of a Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of the history of the garden in New England.

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