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The Muses of Gwinn: Art and Nature in a Garden Designed By Warren H. Manning, Charles A. Platt, & Ellen Biddle Shipman

Karson, Robin

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ISBN 10: 0898310342 / ISBN 13: 9780898310344
Published by Sagapress, Sagaponack, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Green cloth (hardcover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. 204 pages, w/ appendices, notes and index; 115 b&w illustrations, including archival photographs and plans. A set of correspondence, plant lists, and historical photographs chronicle the estate's development over more than two decades. INSCRIBED by author on title page. A clean, tight copy in "as new" condition. Bookseller Inventory # 002835

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Title: The Muses of Gwinn: Art and Nature in a ...

Publisher: Sagapress, Sagaponack, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed

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Gwinn, originally the home of Cleveland industrialist and philanthropist William Gwinn Mather, remains one of the best-preserved of the American country estates created during the period leading up to World War II. Its grounds on the shores of Lake Erie retain their formal gardens, lawns, fountains and garden pavilions. It took nearly two decades, as well as the combined talents of three of America's most influential designers, to create Mather's estate: architect Charles Platt, who adapted the Palladian villa and garden to American settings; Warren Manning, the country's premier plantsman, and founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects; and Ellen Biddle Shipman, who ran a prestigious and successful landscaping practice. The work of these three is documented here in a nearly complete record of correspondence, photographs and plant lists. The author reconstructs the complex development of Gwinn over more than 20 years, defining it as a landmark work of art which epitomizes the design principles of the period. The text includes biographical sketches of the central figures involved, and is illustrated with archival photographs as well as new images.

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