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The English Garden and National Identity
The Competing Styles of Garden Design, 1870–1914

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Part of Modern Architecture and Cultural Identity

  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print July 2011
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521592932

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  • This book examines the fierce debate on the styles and forms of garden design that took place in England c. 1870–1914. Focusing on the wild garden, the cottage garden, the formal garden and the synthesis of the formal and natural styles, Anne Helmreich argues that design principles and debates between designers including William Robinson, Reginald Blomfield, Gertrude Jekyll, and Edwin Lutyens, were indelibly shaped by the quest for a powerful English national identity. She demonstrates how 'Englishness' was purportedly expressed through the leading styles of garden design and why the garden was promoted as a symbol of national identity. A wide range of cultural practices and institutions, from garden treatises, popular journals, historic preservation organizations, art exhibitions, and two world's fairs, are investigated to reveal how the garden, as a physical artifact and as an idea, circulated widely to produce a unifying national image.

    • Analyzes gardens within cultural context
    • Explores gardening history
    • Discusses broad sampling of garden designers from time period
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    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521592932
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 184 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.822kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print July 2011
  • Table of Contents

    1. Janus-faced England
    2. Re-presenting the countryside: William Robinson and the wild garden
    3. Domesticating the nation: the cottage garden
    4. Ordering the landscape: the Art Workers Guild and the formal garden
    5. The battle of the styles and the recounting of English garden history
    6. Gertrude Jekyll: transforming the local into the national
    7. Jekyll and Lutyens: resolving the debate.

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    Anne Helmreich, Texas Christian University

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