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An Infinity of Graces: Cecil Ross Pinsent, an English Architect in the Italian Landscape

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English expatriate Cecil Ross Pinsent was responsible for the design and construction of new villas and gardens such as the elegant rural estate La Foce, and the renovation of many historically sensitive ones, including Villa I Tatti, Villa Le Balze, and Villa Medici. Edith Wharton sought his advice; Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson admired and were influenced by him. Geoffrey Scott, author of , dedicated the book to him; and Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, England's premier landscape architect, regarded Pinsent as his "first maestro on the placing of buildings in the landscape." This first book dedicated to bringing to light Pinsent's contribution to garden design is generously illustrated with photographs from his previously unpublished albums and archive of architectural drawings and sketches, and his letters to family friends and clients.

Synopsis:

An exploration of the work of the English architect and landscape designer who practiced almost exclusively in Italy from 1907 to midcentury.

About the Author

Ethne Clarke, creative director of Rodale, writes about garden design and history. She received the 1987 Angel Literary Award, awarded to the best book by a resident of East Anglia, for Art of the Kitchen Garden. Clarke lives in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393732214
Author:
Clarke, Ethne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color and black-and-white illustrati
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » History and Theory
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design

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