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Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood / Judith B. Tankard and Martin A. Wood.

By: Tankard, Judith B [author.].
Contributor(s): Wood, Martin A, 1959- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Pimpernel Garden classic.Publisher: London, England : Pimpernel Press Ltd, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Copyright date: ©1996Edition: Revised edition.Description: 207 pages : illustrations and portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781910258057; 1910258059.Subject(s): Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Surrey | Gardens -- Great Britain -- Design | Munstead Wood Gardens (England)DDC classification: 712.6092 Summary: First published in the UK in 1996, this Pimpernel Classic edition has been redesigned and includes new photography. Gertrude Jekyll was probably the most influential garden designer of the early twentieth century. In this book Judith Tankard and Martin Wood explore her life and work at the home she created for herself at Munstead Wood in Surrey, England. Taking as a basis her own photograph albums, scrapbooks and notebooks, and the recollections of contemporaries from Edith Wharton and Vita Sackville-West to William Robinson and Henry Francis du Pont, they describe not only the building and development of the house and garden but also her skills both in the arts and as a businesswoman and her collaborations with architects - pre-eminently Edwin Lutyens, but also Oliver Hill and M.H. Baillie Scott.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

First published in the UK in 1996, this Pimpernel Classic edition has been redesigned and includes new photography. Gertrude Jekyll was probably the most influential garden designer of the early twentieth century. In this book Judith Tankard and Martin Wood explore her life and work at the home she created for herself at Munstead Wood in Surrey, England. Taking as a basis her own photograph albums, scrapbooks and notebooks, and the recollections of contemporaries from Edith Wharton and Vita Sackville-West to William Robinson and Henry Francis du Pont, they describe not only the building and development of the house and garden but also her skills both in the arts and as a businesswoman and her collaborations with architects - pre-eminently Edwin Lutyens, but also Oliver Hill and M.H. Baillie Scott.

Previous edition: Stroud: Sutton, 1996.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

First published in the UK in 1996, this Pimpernel Classic edition has been redesigned and includes new photography. Gertrude Jekyll was probably the most influential garden designer of the early twentieth century. In this book Judith Tankard and Martin Wood explore her life and work at the home she created for herself at Munstead Wood in Surrey, England. Taking as a basis her own photograph albums, scrapbooks and notebooks, and the recollections of contemporaries from Edith Wharton and Vita Sackville-West to William Robinson and Henry Francis du Pont, they describe not only the building and development of the house and garden but also her skills both in the arts and as a businesswoman and her collaborations with architects - pre-eminently Edwin Lutyens, but also Oliver Hill and M.H. Baillie Scott.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 6)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 10)
  • Introduction (p. 12)
  • 1 A Walk in the Garden (p. 16)
  • 2 The Seed Is Sown (p. 36)
  • 3 Picture Perfect (p. 50)
  • 4 A Passion for Domestic Architecture (p. 66)
  • 5 A Sagacious Client (p. 82)
  • 6 At Home (p. 102)
  • 7 The Nursery and Kitchen Gardens (p. 116)
  • 8 Professional Garden Designer (p. 130)
  • 9 An Eloquent Pen (p. 152)
  • 10 The Legacy of Munstead Wood (p. 168)
  • Appendix I List of Commissions (p. 176)
  • Appendix II Commissions Listed by Architect (p. 189)
  • Notes (p. 191)
  • Select Bibliography (p. 200)
  • Index (p. 204)