GARDEN DESIGN. Line Drawings By Carol Moller.
London: Country Life Limited (1958). Presentation copy, signed by Crowe, of the first edition of this standard study by one of the world's most prominent female landscape architects. Part One is an eight chapter history of garden design; Part Two discusses the principles of design; Part Three, the materials of design; Part Four examines specialized gardens such as private and communal gardens, parks and wild gardens. Sylvia Crowe figures among the talented woman designers influencing landscape architecture and planning in the early and mid twentieth century. She was very active for her profession, having worked for the foundation of the International Federation of Landscape Architects and serving as president of the Landscape Institute. In recognition of her work she was made a Dame of the British Empire. Very scarce in dust jacket. 8vo (23.5 x 15.6 cm); 229 pp. with 35 diagrams in the text + 61 black and white plates, largely from photographs.
Original cloth, gentle shelfwear, in pictorial dust jacket by Phillip Gough; jacket shows some wear at extremities and some soiling on the back.
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