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The Formal Garden in England

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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108061407

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  • First published in 1892, this work by the architect Reginald Theodore Blomfield (1856–1942), illustrated by Francis Inigo Thomas (1865–1950), uses historical evidence to vindicate a classical approach to garden design, in which a house and its surroundings are kept in harmony. It is a response to the work of the gardener and journalist William Robinson (1838–1935), who had written vehemently in favour of romantic, naturalistic gardens. Closely linked to the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement as secretary to the Art-Workers' Guild under William Morris' presidency, Blomfield had developed a theory of garden design which held that it should be a reflection of architectural order: honest, vernacular simplicity as opposed to the 'wild garden'. Illustrative of the contemporary debate between architects and plantsmen, this instructive text, reissued in its second edition of 1892, captures a moment in this developing relationship in the years before Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll gave it new harmony.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108061407
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 67 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to second edition
    Preface to first edition
    1. The formal method and the landscape gardener
    2. The formal garden in England
    3. The formal garden (cont.)
    4. The end of the formal garden and the landscape school
    5. The courts, terraces, walks
    6. Knots, parterres, grass-work, mounts, bowling-greens, theatres
    7. Fish-ponds, pleaching, arbours, galleries, hedges, palisades, groves
    8. Garden architecture
    9. Garden architecture (cont.)
    10. Conclusion
    Appendices 1–3
    Index.

  • Author

    Reginald Theodore Blomfield

    Illustrated by

    F. Inigo Thomas

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