Beatrix Farrand :private gardens, public landscapes /Judith B. Tankard.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-256333

Description

240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm., 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Landscape architects
Landscape architecture History.
Gardens Design History.

Originator

Tankard, Judith B.

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.

Publication

New York : Monacelli Press

Description

240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Historic New England Honor Book, 2010.

ISBN

9781580932271
1580932274
1718609000
9781718609006

Call Number

Stacks SB470.F37 T36 2009

Other People and Orgs

Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959.

Material Type

Biography.

Places

United States

Edition

1st ed.

Variant Title

Private gardens, public landscapes