Landscape architects

Thomas Mawson: Life, Gardens andLlandscapes

Author: 
Janet Waymark
Publisher: 
Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–0–7112–2595–4

cloth, 240 pp., $60.00

Thomas Mawson (1861–1933) was an Edwardian landscape designer as well as town planner in the United Kingdom, North America, and Europe. His books — The Art and Craft of Garden Making (1900) and Civic Art (1911) – were influential. This book describes not only Mawson’s life but the evolution of planning and landscape architecture a century ago.

Volume: 
11
Number: 
4

Richard Woods (1715–1793): Master of the Pleasure Garden

Author: 
Fiona Cowell
Publisher: 
Boydell Press (a division of Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K., and Rochester, N.Y.)
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–1–843–83524–0

Cloth, 283 pp., $95.00

Richard Woods, a contemporary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, is introduced in this work as a plantsman, farmer, surveyor, and amateur architect. The author provides an excellent description of Woods’ background and education, indicating Woods’ interest in garden design under the shadow of the more formal approaches of Brown. This study uniquely places Woods in the social and economic constraints of the eighteenth century as a Catholic living in Protestant England.

Volume: 
12
Number: 
5

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