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John Brookes : garden and landscape designer

Author: Barbara Simms
Publisher: London : Conran Octopus, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title charts Brookes' growth as a garden designer, from his apprenticeship with the Nottingham Corporation Parks Department, through his work with Brenda Colvin and Sylvia Crowe in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the setting up of his own garden and landscape design practice.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: John Brookes; John Brookes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Simms
ISBN: 9781840914481 1840914483
OCLC Number: 155686570
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, plans ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword by John Brookes; Introduction; The John Brookes Story; Early Influences; New Thinking In Garden Design; From Garden To Landscape; The Cultural Context of Landscape; Mature Work; The Gardens: Case Studies (in chronological order) 1. Penguin Books Courtyard, Middlesex, England, 1961, Office Courtyard 2. Bryanston Square, London, England, 1965, Communal Garden Square 3. La Napoule, Cannes, France,1965, Private Garden 4. Toddington House, West Sussex, England, 1981, Private Garden 5. Samares Manor, Jersey, 1982, Private Garden 6. Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, United States,1986, Botanic Garden 7. Englewood Place,Albany, United States, 1988, Private Garden 8. Barakura,Tateshina, Japan, 1989, Private Garden 9. Ecclesden Manor, West Sussex, England, 1992, Private Garden 10. College Garden, Westminster Abbey, London, England, 1993, Abbey Garden 11. The Old Rectory, West Sussex, England, 1994, Private Garden 12. Pine Cottage, West Sussex, England, 1995, Private Garden 13. The Saltings, West Sussex, England, 1997, Private Garden 14. Casa de Campo en Oleiros, La Coruna, Spain, 1998, Private Garden 15. Altamont, New YorkState, United States, 1998, Private Estate 16. Zespol Palace Park, Kikole Poland, 1998, Private Garden 17. Whitelocks, West Sussex, England, 1999, Private Garden 18. Van Lierde, San Ecedre, Argentina, 2001, Private Garden; Index
Responsibility: Barbara Simms.

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An illustrated retrospective of John Brookes' best existing work and a guide for gardeners.  Read more...

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