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Both : a portrait in two parts

著者: Douglas Crase
出版商: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2004.
版本/格式:   图书 : 传记 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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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  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
提及的人: Rupert C Barneby; Dwight Ripley; Dwight Ripley; Rupert C Barneby; Rupert C Barneby; Dwight Ripley
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Douglas Crase
ISBN: 0375422668 9780375422669
OCLC号码: 52901374
奖励: Stonewall Book Award Honor Book (American Library Association), 2005.
描述: 303 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
内容: Rupert --
Dwight --
Exhibitions of Dwight Ripley drawings --
Publications by Dwight Ripley and Rupert Barneby.
责任: 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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