Land and Landscape

By: Colvin, Brenda

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First edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 266, upper corners bumped throughout, some corners turned, slightly aged internally, the cloth is very marked, particularly on the upper cover, and slightly worn; spine head pulled. A working copy, but quite a good one. [Colvin co-founded the Institute of Landscape Architects in 1929 (later the Landscape Institute), and became its president in 1951. At one time she shared an office with Sylvia Crowe. Colvin designed many gardens, e.g. with the socialite Norah Lindsay at the Manor House in Sutton Courtenay, and at Burwarton. She also worked on industrial landscaping, e.g. around power stations, and the University of East Anglia. One of her most historically significant garden designs still remains at Aberystwyth University which is now listed; the listing states "The landscaping of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth campuses, particularly the earlier Penglais campus, is of exceptional historic interest as one of the most important modern landscaping schemes in Wales...One section of the Penglais campus was designed by the well known landscape architect Brenda Colvin and is one of the very few of her schemes to have survived. A number of women have played a key role in the development and planting of the whole site." ]

Title: Land and Landscape

Author Name: Colvin, Brenda

Categories: Garden Design, Landscape, Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1948

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 014113