Garden Design and Architects’ Gardens: Two reviews, illustrated, to show, by actual examples from British Gardens, that clipping and aligning trees to make them ‘harmonise’ with architecture is barbarous, needless, and Inartistic. WILLIAM ROBINSON.

Garden Design and Architects’ Gardens: Two reviews, illustrated, to show, by actual examples from British Gardens, that clipping and aligning trees to make them ‘harmonise’ with architecture is barbarous, needless, and Inartistic

London: John Murray, 1892. Item #013383

Robinson’s takedowns of two popular contemporary publications, Blomfield’s "The Formal Garden in England" and Sedding’s "Garden Craft, Old and New" , "...two reactionary books which have lately appeared---books not worth notice for their own sake, as they contribute nothing to our knowledge of the beautiful art of gardening or garden design," which violated his naturalist design principles. Blomfield and Robinson enjoyed a healthy feud over these principles, with Blomfield responding in the prefaces of later editions of the book. First edition. 23.5 cm; pp. xviii, 73; illustrated from full-page wood engravings. A fine copy in original gilt-stamped green cloth.

Price: $200.00