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Description - A Landscape Legacy by J. Brookes

It is no exaggeration to say that John Brookes transformed twentieth-century garden design, not only in his native Britain but throughout the world. He fundamentally changed the way people think about their gardens. In his first book, Room Outside, in 1969, he wrote, A garden is essentially a place for use by people . . . not a static picture created by plants . . . plants provide the props, the colour and texture, but the garden is the stage and its design should be determined by the uses it is intended to fulfil. Today, nearly fifty years on, he emphasizes the importance of reconciling nature and the character of a landscape with the needs and visions of the people living in it. Over those fifty years he has designed gardens - and taught garden design - in the United States, Canada and South America, in Russia and Japan, in Iran and Kashmir, and all over Europe - always consulting the vernacular of an area, its materials and how they are used, as well as its plants . Now, in A Landscape Legacy John Brookes tells the story of his life and work and reflects on how his thinking about garden design, and design generally, has developed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781910258934
ISBN-10: 1910258938
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Pimpernel Press Ltd
Publisher: Pimpernel Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. Brookes

JOHN BROOKES was born in 1933. He designed gardens all around the world, among them the College Green Garden at Westminster Abbey, the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Barakura English Garden in Tateshina, Japan, the Zespol Palace Park in Kikole, Poland, and many gardens in Russia, the Middle East, and all over Europe and North and South America. He also taught garden design all over the world, and in 1980 he founded the Clock House School of Garden Design at Denmans, West Sussex. John Brookes died in March 2018. He has been awarded an MBE for garden design and services to horticulture, the Award of Distinction of the American Association of Professional Landscape Designers, the Garden Writers' Association of America Award of Excellence, and countless other international awards, including four Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals. He lives at Denmans in West Sussex.

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