Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-vi

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Foreword to Facsimile Edition

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pp. vii-3

Gardens in the Modern Landscape, first published as a book in 1938 and again ten years later, is an important moment in discussions and promotions of modern gardens and landscape architecture. A foreword for this reprint requires two things: to situate the text, for those who come to it for the first time...

Contents

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pp. 4-4

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Foreword

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pp. 5-8

It is now ten years since the material in these pages first appeared in The Architectural Review. Very little creative work has been done during the interval owing to the way. The author, like everyone else, has been engaged in other occupations...

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1. Landscape into Garden

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pp. 9-42

A garden is a work of art. It is also a number of other things, such as a place for rest and recreation, and for the pursuit of horticulture, but to be a garden in the true sense of the term it must first be an aesthetic composition...

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2. A Garden Landscape, 1840

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pp. 43-48

Redleaf was laid out in the first quarter of the nineteenth century by William Wells, amateur artist and Fellow of the Horticultural Society. According to London, "Mr. Wells' operation on the park and scenery at Redleaf were... comparatively few, and not such as in any degree tended to alter the character of the place...

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3. The XIXth-Century Tradition

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pp. 49-68

The unfortunate duality of temperament with which the Victorian garden was endowed was not an aid to its establishment as an artistic entity. Until this moment there had been no middle course to steer in garden planning...

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4. Towards a New Technique

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pp. 69-125

The modern garden architect has as much to discard as had painter, sculptor and architect of a decade or two ago. He is faced with the necessity of ridding himself of so many comforting, if worthless, technical aids in planning that very little can be left to guide him...

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5. Garden into Landscape

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pp. 126-166

Landscape into garden... this fusion took place in the eighteenth century. As we have seen, social and economic forced contributed to the metamorphosis; Italian painters, English poets and Chinese craftsmen influenced its form...

6. Modern American Gardens

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pp. 167-174

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7. The Modern Garden

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pp. 175-178

Since men, from the beginning of recorded history, and no doubt long before, have striven to reshape both shelter and the environment of shelter in accordance with a spiritual need since these have always been, not the consequence of biological necessity merely, but also at all times materials for expression...

Bibliography

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pp. 179-180

Index

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pp. 181-184