The Arts and Crafts Movement, which began in the late 19th century in England and continued into the early 20th century there and in America, brought sweeping changes to the world of art and design. Celebrating simplicity, utility, handcraft, natural materials, and vernacular forms, its advocates produced a wide range of work, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, stained glass, wallpaper, jewelry, and books. Not surprisingly, the gifted architects of the movement also turned their minds to garden design.
This beautiful book features the gardens of Edwin Lutyens, C.F.A. Voysey, Gertrude Jekyll, Ellen Shipman, Charles and Henry Greene, and other Arts and Crafts designers, who created some of the loveliest manmade landscapes we have today. Author Judith B. Tankard, a noted garden historian, brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of original research to her subject. Illustrated with period watercolors and drawings, and with new photographs and garden plans made especially for this publication, the book promises to be an important resource for art and design historians, and a delight to all lovers of gardens.
Author Bio: Judith B. Tankard is a noted authority on the history of gardens and a highly regarded teacher at the Landscape Institute, Harvard University. The founding editor of the Journal of the New England Garden History Society and the award-winning author of several books on garden architecture, Tankard lives in Waban, Massachusetts.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.62(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.25(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|