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100 20th-Century Gardens and Landscapes

100 20th-Century Gardens and Landscapes (Hardback)

By Twentieth Century Society

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100 20th-Century Gardens and Landscapes highlights the evolution of gardens and landscapes over the past century, tracing how these distinctive creations complemented buildings of their period. Entries in this book are grouped in chronological periods, documenting changing styles... and techniques in a visual timeline. The periods covered in this book are: 1914-1929, 1930-1945, 1946-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, and 1990 onwards. The examples chosen take the story from the Arts and Crafts garden and the garden city, through the landscapes created for mid-century housing and the new towns, to the low-maintenance gardens of the 1980s and contemporary trends for community and wildlife gardens. Often, designed landscapes were integral to the conception of twentieth-century developments; the inclusion of a handful of particularly successful landscapes for memorial gardens, offices, industry, transport and parks demonstrate a changing attitude to public green space during the century and its increasing importance as private gardens have become ever smaller. Designers and architects such as Piet Oudolf, Charles Jencks, Frederick Gibberd, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Vita Sackville-West and Gertrude Jekyll are all featured, alongside more detailed essays on the history of gardens, planting styles, the importance of modern landscapes, and the career of Geoffrey Jellicoe. The text is written by architectural, landscape and garden historians including Elain Harwood, Barbara Simms and Alan Powers. Beautifully illustrated throughout with photography, illustrations and garden plans, this book is ideal for gardeners and landscape lovers alike.
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ISBN 9781849945295
Released AU 8 May 2020
Publisher Pavilion Books
Format Hardback
31 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781849945295
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Batsford Ltd
Released 8 May 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Twentieth Century Society
Category Gardens (Descriptions, History Etc)
Garden Design & Planning
Specialized Gardening Methods
Landscape Gardening
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 712.60904
Weight 1,110g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gardens - Design - History - 20th century, Gardens - Pictorial works - Design - History - 20th century, Landscape design
NBS Text Gardening
ONIX Text General/trade