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Influential Gardeners: The Designers Who Shaped 20th-Century Garden Style

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Influential Gardeners reveals the history and development of garden and landscape design in the 20th century by focusing on 56 key personalities who have shaped—and continue to form—today’s taste. In the 20th century, garden and landscape designers in Europe and the United States began to apply the same design principles to smaller private garden or to public spaces as had previously been applied to country estates.

From early stars such as Gertrude Jekyll, Thomas Church, and Geoffrey Jellicoe to pivotal contemporary designers such as Kathryn Gustafson, Peter Walker, and Jacques Wirtz, the garden designers celebrated here put this into perspective.

A knowledge of nature and plants, as well as an aesthetic eye for color, scale, and proportion are all needed by any influential gardener. However, the designers whose work is featured in depth are organized by their prime focus—color and decoration (including Vita Sackville-West and Penelope Hobhouse), plants (including Beth Chatto and Piet Udolph), concept (including Isamu Noguchi and Martha Schwartz), form (including Frank Lloyd Wright and Ted Smyth), structure (including Russell Page and Dan Kiley), texture (including Roberto Burle Marx and Vladimir Sitta), or materials (including Gilles Clément and Topher Delaney). Andrew Wilson’s authoritative text is full of anecdotes and quotes that provide unique insight into each designer’s work, while photographs and plans showcase their masterworks.

With more than 180 glorious photographs of both historic and contemporary schemes, Influential Gardeners is an essential reference book for anyone—whether a practicing garden designer or an enthusiast—who wishes to know more about the “greats” of 20th-century garden and design.

Synopsis:

A unique guide to the most innovative and important designers who have shaped--and continue to form--today's taste in garden design, "Influential Gardeners" profiles Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Jekyll, Oehme van Sweden, Martha Schwarz, Dan Pearson, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, and many others.

Synopsis:

Influential Gardeners reveals the history and development of garden and landscape design in the 20th century by focusing on 56 key personalities who have shaped—and continue to form—today’s taste. In the 20th century, garden and landscape designers in Europe and the United States began to apply the same design principles to smaller private garden or to public spaces as had previously been applied to country estates.

From early stars such as Gertrude Jekyll, Thomas Church, and Geoffrey Jellicoe to pivotal contemporary designers such as Kathryn Gustafson, Peter Walker, and Jacques Wirtz, the garden designers celebrated here put this into perspective.

A knowledge of nature and plants, as well as an aesthetic eye for color, scale, and proportion are all needed by any influential gardener. However, the designers whose work is featured in depth are organized by their prime focus—color and decoration (including Vita Sackville-West and Penelope Hobhouse), plants (including Beth Chatto and Piet Udolph), concept (including Isamu Noguchi and Martha Schwartz), form (including Frank Lloyd Wright and Ted Smyth), structure (including Russell Page and Dan Kiley), texture (including Roberto Burle Marx and Vladimir Sitta), or materials (including Gilles Clément and Topher Delaney). Andrew Wilson’s authoritative text is full of anecdotes and quotes that provide unique insight into each designer’s work, while photographs and plans showcase their masterworks.

With more than 180 glorious photographs of both historic and contemporary schemes, Influential Gardeners is an essential reference book for anyone—whether a practicing garden designer or an enthusiast—who wishes to know more about the “greats” of 20th-century garden and design.

Synopsis:

Influential Gardeners is a unique guide to the most innovative and important designers who have shaped — and continue to form — today's taste in garden design.

From early stars such as Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Jekyll, and Nancy Lancaster through contemporary leading practitioners, including Martha Schwarz, Dan Pearson, Oehme van Sweden, and Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Influential Gardeners encompasses the entire spectrum of garden design and puts its elements and influences into a coherent perspective. Biographical details, photographs, quotations, personal anecdotes, and explanations of important projects and key motifs of each designer are showcased.

This is an essential reference for anyone — whether a practicing garden designer or an enthusiast — who wishes to know more about the greats in garden design.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400048113
Author:
Wilson, Andrew
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Landscape gardening
Subject:
Gardeners
Subject:
Landscape architects
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
851
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11.94x9.40x.80 in. 3.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A unique guide to the most innovative and important designers who have shaped--and continue to form--today's taste in garden design, "Influential Gardeners" profiles Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Jekyll, Oehme van Sweden, Martha Schwarz, Dan Pearson, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, and many others.
"Synopsis" by , Influential Gardeners reveals the history and development of garden and landscape design in the 20th century by focusing on 56 key personalities who have shaped—and continue to form—today’s taste. In the 20th century, garden and landscape designers in Europe and the United States began to apply the same design principles to smaller private garden or to public spaces as had previously been applied to country estates.

From early stars such as Gertrude Jekyll, Thomas Church, and Geoffrey Jellicoe to pivotal contemporary designers such as Kathryn Gustafson, Peter Walker, and Jacques Wirtz, the garden designers celebrated here put this into perspective.

A knowledge of nature and plants, as well as an aesthetic eye for color, scale, and proportion are all needed by any influential gardener. However, the designers whose work is featured in depth are organized by their prime focus—color and decoration (including Vita Sackville-West and Penelope Hobhouse), plants (including Beth Chatto and Piet Udolph), concept (including Isamu Noguchi and Martha Schwartz), form (including Frank Lloyd Wright and Ted Smyth), structure (including Russell Page and Dan Kiley), texture (including Roberto Burle Marx and Vladimir Sitta), or materials (including Gilles Clément and Topher Delaney). Andrew Wilson’s authoritative text is full of anecdotes and quotes that provide unique insight into each designer’s work, while photographs and plans showcase their masterworks.

With more than 180 glorious photographs of both historic and contemporary schemes, Influential Gardeners is an essential reference book for anyone—whether a practicing garden designer or an enthusiast—who wishes to know more about the “greats” of 20th-century garden and design.
"Synopsis" by , Influential Gardeners is a unique guide to the most innovative and important designers who have shaped — and continue to form — today's taste in garden design.

From early stars such as Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Jekyll, and Nancy Lancaster through contemporary leading practitioners, including Martha Schwarz, Dan Pearson, Oehme van Sweden, and Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Influential Gardeners encompasses the entire spectrum of garden design and puts its elements and influences into a coherent perspective. Biographical details, photographs, quotations, personal anecdotes, and explanations of important projects and key motifs of each designer are showcased.

This is an essential reference for anyone — whether a practicing garden designer or an enthusiast — who wishes to know more about the greats in garden design.

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