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Both : a portrait in two parts

Autor: Douglas Crase
Editora: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2004.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Biografia : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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Both is the enchanting account of a remarkable fifty-year relationship: Dwight Ripley, the child heir to an American railroad fortune, and Rupert Barneby, the product of a wealthy, baronial English upbringing, shared an obsession with botany from the moment they met at an exclusive boys' boarding school in England. Together they embarked on a lifelong pursuit of rare plants, first in Europe and then in the United  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Pessoa Denominada: Rupert C Barneby; Dwight Ripley; Rupert C Barneby; Dwight Ripley; Dwight Ripley; Rupert C Barneby
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Douglas Crase
ISBN: 0375422668 9780375422669
Número OCLC: 52901374
Prêmios: Stonewall Book Award Honor Book (American Library Association), 2005.
Descrição: 303 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Conteúdos: Rupert --
Dwight --
Exhibitions of Dwight Ripley drawings --
Publications by Dwight Ripley and Rupert Barneby.
Responsabilidade: Douglas Crase.
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Both is the enchanting account of a remarkable fifty-year relationship: Dwight Ripley, the child heir to an American railroad fortune, and Rupert Barneby, the product of a wealthy, baronial English upbringing, shared an obsession with botany from the moment they met at an exclusive boys' boarding school in England. Together they embarked on a lifelong pursuit of rare plants, first in Europe and then in the United States, where they migrated in the late 1930s. Every spring they explored the American Southwest in a sputtering Dodge, discovering new species and cultivating the spoils at their renowned home gardens. Barneby published so many taxonomic findings that he became a world authority on legumes. But the two men had other interests as well: they were intimates in the expatriate circles that included W.H. Auden and Peggy Guggenheim, and early collectors of painters such as Jackson Pollock and Joan Miró. Ripley, a prescient artist himself, whose startling work in colored pencil was lost in a trunk for several decades before being rediscovered, used his fortune to bankroll much of the avant-garde art scene of the early 1950s.

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