Garden Planning (Viridarium Library of Garden Classics) (Paperback)

Garden Planning (Viridarium Library of Garden Classics) By William Snow Rogers, William Snow Rogers (Illustrator) Cover Image
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This book is much expanded and enlarged from the author's first book - Villa Gardens - which he published in 1902. Drawing on the works of Mawson, Robinson and others, William Rogers provides a 'classic' view of - and a fascinating insight into - early 20th century design. Little is known about him as a designer of historical note, but he lays claim to having designed some 'hundreds of gardens'. By their small and urban nature few, if any, survive but Rogers was obviously at the vanguard of urban garden design, with a predisposition to the fashionable flower garden rather than the vegetable garden. The black and white plans throughout the book are inspiring in their simplicity, and give classic solutions to urban garden shapes. As the author maintains, "the cost of good design is a trifling sum on the total outlay, and it invariably justifies itself". The original advertisements, refecting the period, are included at the end of the book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781845300531
ISBN-10: 184530053X
Publisher: Grimsay Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 348
Language: English
Series: Viridarium Library of Garden Classics