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Beatrix Farrand by Judith B. Tankard

Beatrix Farrand

Beatrix Farrand by Judith B. Tankard
Sep 29, 2009 | 240 Pages
  • Hardcover $60.00

    Sep 29, 2009 | 240 Pages

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“Well-researched, well-photographed, and beautifully produced volume on the life and career of a real garden artist and hero.”
—The New York Botanical Garden 

“This well written and deeply researched book . . . will surely remain the standard work on Beatrix Farrand for years to come.”
—Gardens Illustrated 

“This book brings to life the gardens of a nascent and grand American landscape style, influenced by European gardens, modified for the nouveaux riches . . . For English majors, this book does double duty as a companion to Aunt Edith [Wharton’s] novels.”
—The New York Times Sunday Book Review

“[Farrand] gets her due in this lovely coffee-table book filled with her meticulous plans, archival photographs and lovely illustrations.”
—The Chicago Tribune 

“[An] authoritative biography . . . the writing is well researched [and] refreshingly spare.”
—Landscape Architecture 

“[This book] is thoughtfully presented by a scholar who is both rigorous and intuitive . . . and it’s beautiful.”
—Old-House Interiors

“You certainly won’t be disappointed with the new book by Judith Tankard. It’s a welcome addition to the genre, written in an easy to read style, and it covers all the important facts and facets in the life of a most fascinating woman.”
—Garden Design Online

Table Of Contents

Preface 6

Introduction 9

1 The Education of a Landscape Gardener 17

2 From Society Girl to Career Woman 27

3 A Style of Her Own 41

4 The Garden as a Picture 57

5 Two Early Heirloom Gardens 69

6 Long Island Country Estates 83

7 Gardening by the Sea 99

8 The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden 117

9 Three Connecticut Gardens Bloom Again 125

10 Dumbarton Oaks 143

11 Collegiate Landscapes 159

12 California and Beyond 173

13 Reef Point and Its Legacy 193

14 A Garden in Eden 205

Notes 212

Bibliography 223

Autobiographical Statement 228

List of Commissions 230

Places To Visit 234

Index 235

Acknowledgments 239

Credits 240

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