RUSSELL, V: Edith Wharton’s Italian Gardens

Russell, Vivian. Edith Wharton’s Italian Gardens. Frances Lincoln, 1997. ISBN: 9780711211551. Unmarked. Loose binding and some edge wear on boards. Unclipped dust jacket. Acceptable in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30932) $16.00

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Beautifully illustrated.

In 1903 Edith Wharton was commissioned by Century Magazine to write a series of articles on Italian villas and gardens. Vivian Russell photographed the best surviving gardens from her book and tells the story of how each one was made, describing the patrons and architects who created the gardens and explores their hidden symbolic meaning.

EATON, N: At Home in Canada

Eaton, Nicole; Weston, Hilary. At Home in Canada. Viking, 1995. ISBN: 067084988X. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30864) $20.00

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Photography by Joy von Tiedemann. Beautifully illustrated. Illustrated end papers. 160p.

Presents an array of homes and people, including Albert and Cecilia Poon, Annie and Pierre Cantin, Colin Faulkner, the Cistercian Monks of Notre Dame, the Governor General, Allister and Susan Marshall, Don and Shan Cross, Trisha Romance and Gary Peterson, and others.

HANSON, AE: An Arcadian Landscape. The California Gardens of A.E. Hanson

Hanson, A. E.; Gebhard, David. An Arcadian Landscape. The California Gardens of A.E. Hanson. Hennessey & Ingalls, 1985. ISBN: 0912158913. Unmarked. Small spot on edge. Good. Paperback. (#30799)

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The architect of some of Southern California’s most notable and spectacular gardens of the 1920’s. This book reconstructs the making of nine of them, including the Harold Lloyd estate in Beverly Hills, the Andalusian garden of Archibald Young in Pasadena, and the Italian garden of Kirk Johnson in Montecito. The autobiographic first chapter gives an engaging account of Hanson’s self training in the profession and his dealings with clients.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 102p.