Beatrix Farrand : Private Gardens, Public Landscapes Judith B. Tankard

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This definitive study of one of the most important figures in American landscape design, written by a respected and widely published landscape architecture historian, will be an important contribution to the field. New photography of lush gardens in bloom will appeal to all who love landscape and gardening.

Born into a prominent New York family (she was the niece of Edith Wharton), Farrand eschewed the traditional social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for landscape and plants. Many of her clients were members of the highest echelon of society with estates in Newport, the Berkshires, and Maine, but Farrand ultimately became a consultant for university campuses, including Yale and Princeton, and for public gardens, including the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Rose Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. Perhaps her best-known work is the extensive garden at Dumbarton Oaks, originally a private residence and now a research institute of Harvard University.

Deeply influenced by the English landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll, Farrand was known for broad expanses of lawn with deep swaths of borders planted in a subtle palette of foliage and flowers. Her gardens have been photographed at their peak especially for this book, and these lush illustrations are complemented by beautiful watercolor wash renderings of her designs, now preserved at the library of the University of California at Berkeley.

Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 287 × 238 mm ( × in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 200 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781580932271

This definitive study of one of the most important figures in American landscape design, written by a respected and widely published landscape architecture historian, will be an important contribution to the field. New photography of lush gardens in bloom will appeal to all who love landscape and gardening.