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Brenda Colvin: A Career in Landscape by Trish Gibson (Hardcover, 2011)


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Brenda Colvin: A Career in Landscape 
by Trish Gibson
Hardcover – 3 February 2011
Brenda Colvin (1897-1981) ranks with Sylvia Crowe and Geoffrey Jellicoe as a pioneer of twentieth-century landscape design in Britain. This first full account of her life and work demonstrates her importance. Early in her career Colvin visited the USA to see the new civic landscaping projects, especially the parkways. 
In England she transformed the landscapes of power stations, reservoirs, industrial sites, new towns and national parks and worked on private gardens. Her simple planting style and her ecological approach had enormous influence. Colvin championed the profession of landscape architect as a founder member and president of the Landscape Institute. Her books Land and Landscape and Trees for Town and Country remain standard works. 
Hal Moggridge, who became her partner; has written the foreword to this book. Trish Gibson has had full access to the archives of Colvin & Moggridge. She draws on Colvin’s personal notebook and uses previously unpublished material. The offices of Covin & Moggridge continue to thrive at Little Peacocks, Filkins, Gloucestershire, where Colvin’s garden is kept as it was in her day.
About the Author
Trish Gibson is a garden journalist with a regular gardening column. She is a recorder for the Cornwall Gardens Trust and editor of their journal. Her own garden is open under the National Gardens Scheme.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Frances Lincoln (3 February 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0711231710
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780711231719
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 24.13 x 3.18 x 29.85 cm
  • RRP $99

Additional information

Weight 2.0 g
Dimensions 30 × 25 × 5 cm

Picture Book

Narrative Type


Original Language


Intended Audience

Adults, Young Adults

Book Title

Brenda Colvin: a Career in Landscape

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Design, Gardens


Frances Lincoln Publishers

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Biographies & True Stories

Number of Pages

256 Pages


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