192 pages, 150 colour photos
Reveals the history and development of garden and landscape design in the 20th century by focussing on the key personalities who have shaped - and continue to form - today's taste in gardens. The 20th century was an important period when garden designers began to apply the same design principles to the smaller private garden or to public spaces as had previously been applied to country houses. From early stars such as Gertrude Jekyll, Russell Page, and Thomas Church to pivotal contemporary designers such as Jacques Wirtz, Kathryn Gustafson, Beth Chatto, and Peter Walker, this overview puts the complete spectrum of garden designers into perspective. The 56 garden and landscape designers whose work is featured in depth are organized by their prime focus - colour and decoration, plants, concept, form, structure, texture, or materials. The book is also full of anecdotes and quotes that provide a unique insight into each designer's work, while photographs and plans showcase their masterworks.
... sumptuously illustrated and ideal for those who wish to learn a little about the development of the modern garden. The Water Gardener
Foreword; Colour & Decoration; Gertrude Jekyll; Vita Sackville-West; Rosemary Verey; Penelope Hobhouse; Lawrence Johnston; Lanning Roper; Edna Walling; Christopher Lloyd; Planting; Mien Ruys; Beth Chatto; Piet Oudolf; Dan Pearson; William Robinson; Beatrix Ferrand; Jens Jensen; Rosemary Weisse; Concept; Geoffrey Jellicoe; Isamu Noguchi; Peter Walker; Martha Schwartz; Garret Ekbo; Ed Bye; Isabelle Greene; Charles Jencks; Form; Frank Lloyd Wright; Christopher Tunnard; Ted Smyth; Kathryn Gustafson; Andre and Paul Vera; Gabriel Guevrekian; Fletcher Steele; Luis Barragan; Structural Emphasis; Thomas Church; Russell Page; Dan Kiley; Jacques Wirtz; Harold Peto; James Rose; Sylvia Crowe; Christopher Bradley-Hole; Texture; Roberto Burle Marx; Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden; Anthony Paul; Vladimir Sitta; Pietro Porcini; George Hargreaves; Shodo Suzuki; Fernando Caruncho; Materials; Edwin Lutyens; John Brookes; Giles Clement; Topher Delaney; Frederick Gibberd; Preben Jakobson; Steve Martino; Ludwig Gerns.
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Andrew Wilson is a lecturer in garden design, and a freelance garden and landscape design. Between 1995-2003 he taught the Professional Diploma Course in Garden Design Studies at the world-famous Inchbald School of Design in London, where he was also Vice Principal and Director. Between 1993-96 he was also Chairman of the Society of Garden Designers. Andrew has written for such publications as Gardens Illustrated, House and Garden, and Landscape Design. He is the author of the Creative Water Garden, and editor of The Book of Garden Plans (Mitchell Beazley), and contributed to The Essential Garden Book, and The Modern Garden Makers.