Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood (A Pimpernel Garden Classic)

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9781910258057: Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood (A Pimpernel Garden Classic)

Back in print after almost 20 years, this Pimpernel Garden Classic edition has been redesigned and includes new photography

First published in the UK by Sutton Publishing in 1996 (and by Timber Press in the US), this Pimpernel Classic edition has been redesigned and includes new photography. Gertrude Jekyll was probably the most influential garden designer of the early 20th century, and this book explores her life and work at the home she created for herself at Munstead Wood in Surrey, England. Taking as a basis her own photograph albums, scrapbooks, and notebooks, and the recollections of contemporaries from Edith Wharton and Vita Sackville-West to William Robinson and Henry Francis du Pont, it describes not only the building and development of the house and garden but also her skills both in the arts and as a businesswoman and her collaborations with architects—preeminently Edwin Lutyens, but also Oliver Hill and M.H. Baillie Scott. This revised edition includes many photographs that have never previously been published.

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About the Author:

Martin Wood is a noted interior designer whose previous books include John Fowler: Prince of DecoratorsNancy Lancaster: English Country House Style, and Sister Parish: American Style. Judith Tankard is an architectural and garden historian who taught at the Landscape Institute at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University for more than 20 years. She is the award-winning author of many books on landscape history including Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House. Her books have been supported by grants from the NEA, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Hubbard Educational Foundation. She lives in Waban, Massachusetts.

Review:

"I expect an in-depth reader will bring color to the gray days ahead this winter." --Portland (ME) Press Herald, 11/22/2015

"Tankard is an outstanding garden writer and the modern photographs by Wood augment wonderful historic black and white photos of the gardens Jekyll designed." --gazettenet.com, 12/4/2015

"a fantastic collection of history, comprised in writings, photographs, and detailed accounts from those who knew Jekyll and her remarkable ability." --Color Outside the Lines, 1/24/16

"a compelling and intimate portrait of Jekyll and the home and gardens that she created for her own pleasure" --The Leaflet, February 2016

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Buchbeschreibung Pimpernel Press Ltd Mai 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Explores the life and work of Gertrude Jekyll, probably the most influential garden designer of the early twentieth century. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781910258057

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