cloth, 255 pp., $65.00
The garden projects of the distinguished British landscape designer Russell Page (1906–85) are recalled in this revised edition, celebrating his prominent works. The authors and friends of Page, Marina Schinz and Gabrielle van Zuylen, researched and photographed examples of his efforts over his prolific career. With studies in art as background, Page examined famed architecture and garden design throughout his travels during his lifetime, applying the principles of the classical style to the gardens he designed for the wealthy in Europe and the Americas. Page became known for his excellence in the development of an overall plan for a site, establishing his reputation. The authors relate the challenges he faced in many site developments and their design solutions. Inspiring both professional and amateur gardeners, as well as designers, this book, with its breathtaking photographs, is of great value in understanding the content of Page and his designs.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden