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The Collected Writings of Beatrix Farrand
American Landscape Gardener, 1872-1959
Beatrix Farrand; Carmen Pearson, ed.

2009 • 250 pp. 2 illus. 6 x 9"
Architecture / Landscape Architecture / Essays

$55.00 Hardcover, 978-1-58465-793-4

“The compendium helps illuminate the inspiration behind some of the 20th century’s most beautiful gardens.”Old House Journal

Landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand’s written work, in print for the first time

Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872–1959) was among the first professional American women landscape gardeners.
One of the founding eleven members of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Farrand believed in using native plant materials to connect the natural and designed landscape.
Her papers are archived at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. This volume offers a print version of most of her written work, which includes her gardening diary and a wide selection of essays. The volume also contains a bibliography of additional materials.

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Reviews / Endorsements

”Beatrix Farrand’s passion for plants, critical eye for design, and long-standing commitment to her profession are revealed in this welcome collection of her own writings, some published here for the first time. Carmen Pearson’s book is a welcome addition to studies of one of America’s leading landscape architects.”—Judith B. Tankard, author of Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes

“Seeing gardens and landscapes through Beatrix’s eyes at twenty-something years old in her journal excerpts provides significant insight into the development of her landscape sensibilities. How she viewed both American and European gardens in the company of Professor Sargent, Edith Wharton, and other guides was the foundation of the great professional contribution that was her career.”—Patrick Chassé, Curator of Landscape, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

CARMEN PEARSON is the author of Modernism and Mildred Walker.

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