Presenter: Judith B. Tankard
Iconic gardens from the Arts and Crafts era defy definition. Designed to accentuate the beauty and personality of both house and region, these gardens made a lasting impact on gardens worldwide, from public parks to small cottages. Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the newest book by renowned landscape historian Judith B. Tankard, surveys the rich history of the era and unlocks the secrets to creating a garden faithful to the movement. Arts and Crafts aficionados and garden designers alike will find inspiration in hundreds of contemporary photographs and historic illustrations detailing works that stretch from Gertrude Jekyll's Munstead Wood to storied California estates.
"The literate authority of Judith Tankard comes through in this enchanting book, reminding us that the ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden, with its moral imperatives of environmental stewardship and integrated design, is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs." -Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America.
Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant. She is the author or coauthor of ten books on landscape history and has been honored with a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association as well as book awards from Historic New England and the American Horticultural Society. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than twenty years. A popular lecturer in the United States and Britain, Judith is a frequent speaker at conferences devoted to the preservation of historic landscapes.