A Place of Beauty: The Artists and Gardens of the Cornish Colony

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At the turn of the century, the artists' colony in Cornish, New Hampshire, was considered the most beautifully landscaped village in America. Its rolling hills and lush, fairy-tale scenery drew some of the nation's most gifted artists, including sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, illustrator Maxfield Parrish, and architect Charles Platt. A PLACE OF BEAUTY celebrates this historic locale, highlighting the dazzling flower gardens and renowned landscapes and architecture that inspired the artists who called the colony...
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Overview

At the turn of the century, the artists' colony in Cornish, New Hampshire, was considered the most beautifully landscaped village in America. Its rolling hills and lush, fairy-tale scenery drew some of the nation's most gifted artists, including sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, illustrator Maxfield Parrish, and architect Charles Platt. A PLACE OF BEAUTY celebrates this historic locale, highlighting the dazzling flower gardens and renowned landscapes and architecture that inspired the artists who called the colony home. Illustrated with paintings by the colony artists, sepia-toned photographs of the historic gardens, portraits of the major artists, and present-day photos depicting restored gardens and homes. Publication coincides with a major retrospective of Maxfield Parrish's work touring fine art museums across the country. Awards:2001 Quill & Trowel Award Winner, Garden Writers Association of AmericaGold Medal Award, Massachusetts Horticultural Society
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"An enchanting memoir....(Judith Tankard is) a major force in making American garden history a separate field of study." -The Boston Globe"This lively and detailed description makes enjoyable and informative reading."-Gardens Illustrated
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580081290
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,385,052
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

ALMA M. GILBERT is an art historian and collector who is considered one of the foremost authorities on Maxfield Parrish. She is the author of ten books about Parrish's work and resides at The Oaks, Parrish's former home in Cornish, New Hampshire.
JUDITH B. TANKARD is a landscape historian and the author of three books, including THE GARDENS OF ELLEN BIDDLE SHIPMAN.
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