Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement

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The rich legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement has been enthusiastically hailed by historians, architects, and designers. Most known for its influence on architecture and art, the movement also played an important role in the garden world by defining the garden as a harmonious component of the home. In Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspirations, characteristics, and development of garden design during the Arts and Crafts Movement. Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens from the era, with an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge a special approach to garden design. Illustrated with nearly 300 illustrations and photographs and packed with examples from Europe and North America, this is an essential resource for designers and gardeners interested in the era.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 25.4mm | 1,156.66g
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Second Edition, Revised ed.
  • 1604698209
  • 9781604698206
  • 20,338

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Besides leaving its mark on building styles and decorative art, the Arts and Crafts era also significantly shaped garden design. Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, by Judith B. Tankard, explores how celebrated artists of the movement such as William Morris and Gertrude Jekyll helped popularize the idea of the garden as an integral part of the home. With archival images, period paintings, garden plans, and contemporary photography, this revised and expanded edition provides compelling insights into one of the most influential time periods in gardening.
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"The literate authority of Judith Tankard comes through in this enchanting book, reminding us that the ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden, with its moral imperatives of environmental stewardship and integrated design, is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs." --Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America

"Tankard's work achieves the enviable balance of being thoroughly researched, comprehensive and readable." --The English Garden

"For readers choosing gifts for architects, clients, students, or interested lay people." --Architectural Record

"A journey through the garden design of this important decorative era." --House & Garden

"Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement provides a compelling narrative in which to understand how this period of garden design remains relevant and important to how we design and interpret landscapes today." --MassHort Society's Leaflet Review

"A go-to, scholarly work that reflects thorough knowledge... A must for comprehensive landscape collections." --Choice

"Richly illustrated... a "must read" book for experienced hands at garden-making as well as newbies seeking to create their personal expression of paradise." --The American Gardener
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About Judith B. Tankard

Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant. She is the author or coauthor of ten books on landscape history and has been honored with a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association as well as book awards from Historic New England and the American Horticultural Society. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than twenty years. A popular lecturer in the United States and Britain, Judith is a frequent speaker at conferences devoted to the preservation of historic landscapes.
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