Remaking a Garden- The Laskett Transformed

Remaking a Garden- The Laskett Transformed
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Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711233966
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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The garden at the Laskett in Herefordshire is always described as the largest formal garden laid out in Britain since the war and one of most important and interesting gardens of the second half of the twentieth century. It was made by Roy Strong and his wife, theatre designer Julia Trevelyan Oman, between 1973 and 2003. In the latter year Roy's book about the garden and how it was made (The Laskett: the story of a garden) was published, Julia died, and Roy started to remake the garden. Remaking a Garden: the Laskett Gardens Transformed is the story of that remaking, told by Roy, with photographs by Clive Boursnell, who has photographed the whole process from the beginning.

The author

Clive Boursnell is a renowned photographer of architecture, gardens, landscapes and, above all, people. He turned to photography as the culmination of a career which included classical ballet and working as a woodsman, a farmhand, a miner and prospector and a mountaineer. He lives in London.

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.

 

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711233966
Illustrations: 200 colour photographs
Size: 9.843 in x 11.614 in / 250 mm x 295 mm
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