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“The ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden…is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs.” —Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America
In Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, landscape scholar Judith B. Tankard surveys the inspirations, characteristics, and development of garden design during this iconic movement. Tankard presents a selection of houses and gardens of the era from Great Britain and North America. With almost 300 illustrations and photographs, and an emphasis on the diversity of designers who helped forge the movement, Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement is an essential resource for this truly distinct approach to garden design.
About the Author
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.
“A thoroughly researched work as well as being thoroughly readable.” —The English Garden
“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