English Garden: Through the 20th Century, The

By: Brown, Jane

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Jane Brown's The English Garden in Our Time was originally published in 1966. It was the first book to attempt to describe the influences upon gardens and their design from the heyday of Gertrude Jekyll, one hundred years ago, to the innovative ideas of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. This new edition, re-titled The English Garden Through the Twentieth Century, has been revised to bring the story up to date, and add many new colour pictures. There is a detailed description of Gertrude Jekyll's life at Munstead Wood, followed by the story of the garden world she masterminded. These include arts and crafts gardens, and her work with Edwin Lutyens and other famous architects. Chapter three is devoted to the arts and crafts set piece, Rodmarton Manor. Jane Brown explores the lavish influences upon gardens during the thirties, and after the Second World war - the influences of the Italian style, the Modern Movement, of the making of Sissinghurst Castle's garden, and of Hidcote Manor and the 'new Georgia

Title: English Garden: Through the 20th Century, The

Author: Brown, Jane

Categories: Gardening, Farming, Agriculture,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Antique Collectors Club Ltd: 1999

ISBN Number: 1870673298

ISBN Number 13: 9781870673297

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: XL

Seller ID: 118230

Description: Ex-library book with the usual stickers, stamps, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and unmarked in any way, with sharp corners and bright illustrations, in perfect shape. 287 pages. 1" tear to lower front corner of dust jacket. Filled with color photos.