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Beatrix Farrand : private gardens, public landscapes

Author: Judith B Tankard
Publisher: New York : Monacelli Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the life and work of one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900s. Born into a prominent New York family (the niece of Edith Wharton), Farrand eschewed the social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for landscape and plants. Many of her clients were members of the highest society with estates in Newport, the Berkshires, and Maine, but Farrand ultimately became a consultant for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tankard, Judith B.
Beatrix Farrand.
New York : Monacelli Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)757671791
Named Person: Beatrix Farrand; Beatrix Farrand
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith B Tankard
ISBN: 1580932274 9781580932271 9781580932271 1580932274 1718609000 9781718609006
OCLC Number: 299708737
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The education of a landscape gardener --
From society girl to career woman --
A style of her own --
The garden as a picture --
Two early heirloom gardens --
Long Island country estates --
Gardening by the sea --
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden --
Three Connecticut gardens bloom again --
Dumbarton Oaks --
Collegial landscapes --
California and beyond --
Reef point and its legacy --
A garden in eden.
Other Titles: Private gardens, public landscapes
Responsibility: Judith B. Tankard.

Abstract:

Presents the life and work of one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900s. Born into a prominent New York family (the niece of Edith Wharton), Farrand eschewed the social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for landscape and plants. Many of her clients were members of the highest 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 Dumbarton Oaks, originally a private residence and now a research institute of Harvard University. Known for broad expanses of lawn with deep swaths of borders in a subtle palette of foliage and flowers, her gardens have been photographed at their peak for this book, and complemented by watercolor wash renderings of her designs.--From publisher description.
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