Since its first publication in 1962, "The Education of a Gardener" has become a classic and a collector's item. It is chiefly concerned with the designing of gardens in relation to their site, to the choice and associations of plant material, as well as its suitability for the plan of the garden, and the natural factors of soil and climate. Russell Page's main concern has always been the development of garden forms, colours and textures to make a work of art. Russell Page, the most eminent European garden designer, works in a 4000-year-old tradition which stemmed from High Asia and reached a peak in the Islamic Middle East and Southern Mediterranean before finding its last great expression in Renaissance Europe.
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A stunning reissue of a classic by one of the world's most respected landscape gardeners. "He has written an astonishingly beautiful book about his craft."--Doris LessingFrom the Inside Flap:
This is a classic memoir by one of the most famous landscape gardeners of the 20th century which describes the author's training and the development of his many celebrated gardens. Russell Page was born in 1906 and studied art at the Slade School in London before a love of plants drew him to garden design. In his career he designed gardens all over the world, from Leeds Castle in Kent to the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden at the Pepsi Cola Headquarters in New York, as well as in France, his home for many years. The Education of a Gardener is a fascinating portrait of a master of his craft and has proved an inspirational book for many gardeners since its first publication in 1962. Written in clear and elegant prose, it is illustrated with a substantial number of photographs, including, in this edition, hitherto unpublished pictures from Page's files.
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002713748