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Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood: Writing, Horticulture, Photography, Homebuilding

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Title:Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood: Writing, Horticulture, Photography, Homebuilding
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.50)
Book ID:B009-3051
Publisher:Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1990
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1990, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Paperback Edition

Jacket illustration shows a detail from 'In Munstead Wood' by Helen Allingham & inset, Gertrude Jekyll seated in the Spring Garden, 1923. Gertrude Jekyll is well known as one of the most influential garden designers of the early twentieth century.- Her books and articles on horticulture and gardening are classics. But few know about her many other interests and talents. In the creation of Munstead Wood, designed by Edwin Lutyens, Gertrude Jekyll exhibited her interest in architecture and local building skills, and her emphasis on form, grouping and colour was shown to full effect in the garden. Here she wrote some of her many books and articles, and edited The Garden magazine; here she made hundreds of photographs, carefully developing and printing her own work. This book gives an insight into Jekyll's daily routine, the running of the household. and her relationships with household and garden staff. Her important work as a nurserywoman and market gardener, her methods of business as a garden designer, and her collaborations with architects, such as Oliver Hill and M. H. Baillie Scott, as well as Lutyens, are discussed. Her enduring influence as a writer and editor is examined, and the authors also recount, with first-hand recollections, some of the many visits from British and American horticulturists and writers - from Edith Wharton and Vita Sackville- West to William Robinson and Henry Francis du Pont. Full notes, a bibliography and a complete list of Jekyll's garden commissions add to the value of this important new work. First Thus. Size: Large Octavo. 201 pages. illustrated by b/w. photo's., drawings & plans with some colour plates. Includes notes, appendices,select bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Communications & Media; Horticulture; Garden Design; Photography; Comics & Cartoons. ISBN: 0750915951. ISBN/EAN: 9780750915953. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3051.
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