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Artists' gardens are perhaps the most personal expressions of their creativity and inspiration. Claude Monet's passion and artistry are evident everywhere in his timeless garden at Giverny; moreover, his observation of it through failing eyesight deeply influenced his paintings, leaving us with a fascinating record of both the evolution of his beloved garden and of his physically changing view of it. More recently, painter Jennifer Bartlett was moved to produce200 canvases of the same French villa garden, while sculptors Henry Moore and Isamu Noguchi envisioned their gardens as galleries. Whether it is the lush plantings of William Morris and Paul Czanne or Frida Kahlo's stark expanse of cactus, it is an artist's sense of balance, deep understanding of color, and an often unconscious composing of light and shade that makes their gardens so exceptional. In this exquisitely illustrated volume, we are offered a rare insight into how artists shape--and are shaped by--their gardens.
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Bill Laws, a professional gardener and a renowned horticultural writer, has created a rich and visually arresting compendium beautifully describing the relationship between a number of artists and their local landscapes. There has always been a dialogue between art and nature, and in Artists' Gardens we see the personal source of some of these conversations in the gardens of 20 important artists, including Renoir, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Frida Kahlo. Each chapter is arranged around an artist and his or her natural environs, showing the intimate relationship at work therein.
Much of Renoir's later life was spent struggling away in his garden at Les Collettes on the French Riviera. Three days before he died, he was doggedly working on a still life of apples from his own trees. Monet's famous paintings show the pleasures he took from his Giverny home. The more formal personal sculpture park of Carl Milles, the "Rubens of modern sculptors," and Henry Moore's huge primal pieces at Hoglands in Hertfordshire need their contexts as certainly as Barbara Hepworth's bold, sensual figures in her more isolated home in St. Ives in Cornwall.
With reproductions of the artists' paintings set alongside some startling photography, Bill Laws has produced a book that gives genuine insight into the work of some key artists and their gardens that's an absolute pleasure to look through and to read. --Nicola HollinsFrom Booklist:
This opulent book explores the gardens of 20 acclaimed painters and sculptors. They include Renoir, Henry Moore, Frida Kahlo, Cezanne, Monet, John James Audubon, Rubens, William Morris, Frederick Carl Frieseke, and Gertrude Jekyll. Laws examines the links between the artists, their works, and their gardens, and gives a brief biographical sketch of each. Moore's powerful forms dot the 70-acre grounds of his countryside home north of London. Trees, shrubs, succulents, and potted plants fill the courtyard of Casa Azul, Kahlo's (and Diego Rivera's) home in Mexico. The inspiration for many of Morris' designs sprang from the flower-filled borders at his Red House in Kent, England. Cezanne's most famous paintings capture his garden on the Chemin des Lauves in southern France. Monet spent 30 years painting his garden at Giverny under every conceivable kind of light. The book has 155 sumptuous color photographs and illustrations. George Cohen
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Book Description Bounty Books, 1999. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP79850961
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002307576
Book Description Cassell Illustrated, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI3029467
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Book Description Cassell Illustrated, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Previously may have been exposed to water (some marks remain but is usable) Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Seller Inventory # mon0001417766
Book Description Bounty Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 0706378016. Seller Inventory # FORT327383
Book Description Ward Lock, London, 1999. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Slightly worn and frayed. First Edition. Well illustrated, large quarto, pp 192, clothe very slightly rubbed, in a slightly worn and torn dustwrapper. Includes the gardens of Renoir, Henry Moore, Frida Kahlo, Gustave Caillebotte, William Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Patrick Heron, Childe Hassam, Peter Paul Rubens, Paul Cezanne, Audubon, Kim Ondaatje, Claude Monet, Barbara Hepworth, Gertrude Jekyll etc. ["Artists' gardens are places both of creation and inspiration, often the most personal reflection of their minds and work. This is a celebration of the gardens of 20 artists worldwide. It highlights the links between the artists, their work and their local landscapes. The relationship between artist and garden is often an intimate one. Crippled with age, the French Impressionist Renoir determinedly worked away in his garden until his death at Les Collettes in southern France, while American artist Jennifer Bartlett produced over 200 canvasses of the same French villa garden and the Spanish painter Sorolla was content simply to create a Moorish haven of peace and tranquillity in the back yard of his Madrid city home. The gardeners' compositions of light and shade, their subtle framing devices and colour conscious backgrounds mirror many techniques of the artist. Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth transformed their gardens into galleries while others turned theirs into works of art. From Monet's beloved Giverny to Frida Kahlo's cactus wilderness in Mexico, this is an insight into the lives of 20 great international artists."]. Seller Inventory # 010609
Book Description Ward Lock, London, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 192pp. illustrated throughout in colour. pictorial d/j clipped. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 029749
Book Description Ward Lock, London, 1999. Hard. Condition: Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. First Edition. Slight crumbling of d/w on head and foot, otherwise excellent. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 38924