The garden projects of the distinguished British landscape designer Russell Page (1906-1985) are recalled in this revised edition, celebrating his prominent works. The authors and friends of Page, Marina Schinz and Gabrielle van Zuylen, researched and photographed examples of his efforts over his prolific career. With studies in art as background, Page examined famed architecture and garden design throughout his travels during his lifetime, applying the principles of the classical style to the gardens he designed for the wealthy in Europe and the Americas. Page became known for his excellence in the development of an over-all plan for a site, establishing his reputation internationally; the authors relate the challenges he faced in many site developments and their design solutions. Inspiring both professional and amateur gardeners, as well as designers, with their beauty, breath-taking photographs of his work trace his artistic skills as they developed through the years. (Winter 2008/2009 issue) -- The National Gardener
Russell Page was arguably the most famous garden designer of the 20th century. This new edition of a classic book sumptuously captures the feel of the gardens he designed around the world , while each chapter tells the story of one amazing creation after another. --Seattle Times
British landscape architect Russell Page is arguably the greatest garden designer of the 20th century. In this handsome hardcover book, a new edition of the 1991 account of his life's work, the authors trace Page's career through more than 50 years--from his beginning at the Longleat estate in England in the 1930s to the 140-acre PepsiCo sculpture park in Purchase, New York, in the 1980s. the stunning photos alone make this a worthwhile purchase. --Landscape Architecture
About the Author
Gabrielle van Zuylen was born in France and lived in Paris. She has written numerous other books on gardens and garden history. She died in 2010. Marina Schinz was born in Switzerland and now lives in Italy. She is one of the world's leading garden photographers, and her work includes the best selling book Visions of Paradise.