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Garden Party
By Sir Roy Strong

Garden Party

Collected Writings 1979-1999

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Garden Party by Sir Roy Strong

Book Description

A collection of Sir Roy Strong's articles on all aspects of gardens and gardening. A mixture of old and new, the articles offer lively insights and embrace a wide cultural perspective. From "what is a garden?", Strong moves on to look at the art of gardening in relation to other arts such as embroidery, cookery, history and politics. He takes the reader to Italy, France and Spain as well as to Berkshire, Wales and Scotland.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711214583
ISBN-10: 0711214581
Format: Hardback
(201mm x 133mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Sir Roy Strong

Scenes and Apparitions by Sir Roy Strong Scenes and Apparitions, Hardback (November 2016)

The second volume of diaries from the bestselling author and former director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Sir Portrait by Sir Roy Strong Sir Portrait, Hardback (June 2015)

Sir Portrait is an enchanting book, a work of playful connoisseurship, and a celebration of a life in portraits and dress.

Painting Paradise by Sir Roy Strong Painting Paradise, Hardback (March 2015)

Gardens are where man and nature meet. They change by the hour, from day to day and with the seasons. This illustrated book draws on the unparalleled holdings of the Royal Collection to investigate how artists and craftsmen, working across a range of media, have reflected our love affair with the garden from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Remaking a Garden by Sir Roy Strong Remaking a Garden, Hardback (May 2014)

Tells the complete story of the remodelling of the Laskett, acknowledged as one of the most important gardens of the past century.

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UK Kirkus Review » Both an enthusiast and a garden historian, Roy Strong is devoted to his walled Herefordshire garden The Laskett. From this tranquil spot he has penned, over the last twenty years, articles on compost and bulb catalogues as well as composing features on the more intellectual, even spiritual, aspects of gardening: river gods, colour and whether the formal garden is akin to verse. Strong is the author of a host of books on the history of art, and the former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Throughout Garden Party he employs his exhaustive knowledge lightly, writing with the ready charm of the true enthusiast. The Renaissance scholar Eugenio Battisti described the garden as 'a theatre for imitation, competing with nature on nature's terms and conditions' and the human love affair with barely controlled vegetation continues. Strong roams from the Boboli Gardens in Italy to Derek Jarmen's windswept garden in the shadow of Dungeness celebrating as he goes the combination of aesthetics, practical skill and chance that is gardening. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Sir Roy Strong

SIR ROY STRONG is a well-known historian and garden writer, lecturer, critic and columnist and a regular contributor to television and radio programmes. He was Director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1973 and of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987. In 1980 he was awarded the prestigious Shakespeare Prize by the FVS Foundation of Hamburg in recognition of his contribution to the arts in the UK. He has published a number of highly acclaimed books. Sir Roy lives in Hereford, where, with his late wife, Julia Trevelyan Oman, who died in 2003, he designed one of England's largest post-war formal gardens. He now works full-time as a writer and broadcaster. Julia Trevelyan Oman was one of the great film, theatre and television designers of the 20th century. Among the many honours she received during her lifetime were the CBE and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol. She was married to the historian and garden writer Sir Roy Strong. She died in 2003.

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