The English Garden

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The English Garden is an illustrated survey of one hundred iconic, significant, and beautiful gardens in England, from the sixteenth century to the present day. This accessible and informative source book includes an unrivalled range of gardens by designers, patrons, artists, architects, and literary figures—from Sir Edward Phelips Montacute House (1590) to today's award-winning designs and large-scale environmental creations, such as Nicholas Grimshaw's Eden Project in Cornwall...

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Overview

The English Garden is an illustrated survey of one hundred iconic, significant, and beautiful gardens in England, from the sixteenth century to the present day. This accessible and informative source book includes an unrivalled range of gardens by designers, patrons, artists, architects, and literary figures—from Sir Edward Phelips Montacute House (1590) to today's award-winning designs and large-scale environmental creations, such as Nicholas Grimshaw's Eden Project in Cornwall (2001).

Following the format of the popular Garden Book, The English Garden is an easy-to-use listing of one hundred gardens organized in chronological order. Each garden has been chosen for its unique contribution to the development of English garden design throughout time. The selection is comprehensive and covers all key styles and movements—from the Dutch-influenced gardens of the eighteenth century, such as Manyard Colchester's Westbury Court Garden (1705), and the formal gardens of the nineteenth century, like Sir Charles Barry's richly planted terrace at Harewood House (1884), to the Modernist creations of the early twentieth century and gardens by today's leading designers. Other examples include the subtropical splendor of Tresco Abbey's Gardens (1834), the quintessential Arts & Crafts garden of Wightwick Manor (1887), the Italian Renaissance-inspired garden at Iford Manor (1899), and the romantic herbaceous borders of the White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle (1948).

The English Garden presents seminal gardens by early English landscape architects such as William Kent and Capability Brown; the work of great horticultural masters and plantsmen likeChristopher Lloyd, Gertrude Jekyll, and Vita Sackville-West; as well as contemporary garden designers including Beth Chatto, David Hicks, and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Gardens of historical importance feature as well as national favorites, from Hampton Court Palace garden (1728) to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top garden in the Lake District (1905). In addition, the selection includes gardens by famous literary, artistic, and architectural figures such as Alexander Pope, William Wordsworth, Barbara Hepworth, and Peter Aldington.

Thanks to the book's chronological organization, readers can trace the development of the English garden over time. Each entry consists of a full-page image with a concise text, placing the garden and its maker in stylistic and historical context. The book also features a glossary of terms and movements, a directory of gardens open to the public, and an index. The English Garden is both an accessible reference and an easy-to-use guide, appealing to both the general reader and the practicing gardener.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714848921
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 10/22/2008
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 686,844
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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