The Collected Writings Of Beatrix Farrand

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Overview

Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872–1959) was among the first professional American women landscape gardeners.
One of the founding eleven members of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Farrand believed in using native plant materials to connect the natural and designed landscape.
Her papers are archived at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. This volume offers a print version of most of her written work, which includes her gardening diary and a wide selection of essays. The volume also contains a bibliography of additional materials.

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“The compendium helps illuminate the inspiration behind some of the 20th century’s most beautiful gardens.”—Old House Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584657934
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 10/30/2009
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

CARMEN PEARSON is the author of Modernism and Mildred Walker.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Editor’s Note
Introduction
The Student of Gardening and Young Professional
Nature’s Landscape Gardening in Maine
Book of Gardening, 1893–1895
Bridge over the Kent at Levens Hall
Le Nôtre and his Gardens
The Garden as a Picture
The Debt of Landscape Art to a Museum of Trees
The Professional Landscape Gardener Addressing the Issues of Her Day
Landscape Gardening from Vocations for the Trained Woman
The Garden in Relation to the House
Laying Out a Suburban Place
City Parks
Wildflower Protection
Our Christmas Greens
The Consultant for Campus Landscapes and Other Major Institutions
Decoration of Building Walls: Notes on Photographs of Planting at Princeton
Princeton Landscape Gardening
Landscape Gardening at Princeton
The Yale University: The Library Courtyard and Its Fountain
Landscape Gardening at the University of Chicago
Squaring the Circle: A Study of Campus Development
Contemplated Landscape Changes at the Arnold Arboretum
The Azalea Border
Peters Hill
Dumbarton Oaks: An Historical Setting for the Making of History
The Maine Gardener: At Home and at Work at Reef Point Gardens
The National Park on Mount Desert Island
Reef Point Gardens: The Start and the Goal of a Study in Landscape Architecture
Tripterygium Regeli
Climbing Plants in Eastern Maine
Prints at Reef Point Gardens
Reports of Progress, 1952–1953
Reports of Progress, 1953–1954
Afterword
Bibliography

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