Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood (Pimpernel Garden Classics)

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9781910258057: Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood (Pimpernel Garden Classics)
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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 twentieth century. In this classic work Judith Tankard and Martin Wood explore her life and work at the home she created for herself at Munstead Wood in Surrey. Here she exercised her knowledge of architecture and local building skills, and her passion for form, grouping and colour was given full scope in the garden which she designed and worked from scratch. Taking as a basis Gertrude Jekyll's 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, the authors describe not only the building and development of the house and garden but also Jekyll's skills both in the arts and as a businesswoman, and her collaborations with architects - pre-eminently Edwin Lutyens, but also Oliver Hill and M.H. Baillie Scott, among many others. This revised edition includes many photographs that have never previously been published.

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First published in the UK in 1996, this Pimpernel Classic edition has been redesigned and includes new photography. Gertrude Jekyll was probably the most influential garden designer of the early twentieth century. In this book Judith Tankard and Martin Wood explore 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, they describe 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 - pre-eminently Edwin Lutyens, but also Oliver Hill and M.H. Baillie Scott.

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Verlag: Pimpernel Press Ltd Mai 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1910258059 ISBN 13: 9781910258057
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Buchbeschreibung Pimpernel Press Ltd Mai 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 238x182x25 mm. 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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