Geoffrey Jellicoe Vol. III

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Geoffrey Jellicoe

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Garden Art Press
Territory: World
Size: 279 mm x 216 mm
Pages: 250
Illustrations: 407 b&w

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  • This celebrated volume of work has long been out of print
  • It comprehensively covers major aspects of modern landscape design
  • It contains three sets of lectures
  • Adopts a philosophical and psychological approach
  • Clarifies and emphasises conceptual and practical ideas
  • This volume contains a generous selection of illustrations and plans

This celebrated body of work has long been out of print, yet the comprehensive coverage of major aspects of modern landscape design, practice and philosophy is as relevant today as when the three volumes of studies appeared (1960, 1966, 1970).

Geoffrey Jellicoe's purpose has been to study the influences of the past and present on the way we regard the 'shaping of the land to accommodate the innumerable activities of the modern world', and the fourteen selected studies in this volume have both an historical and contemporary bias.

But the author also adopts a philosophical and psychological approach to his subject, and here his masterly exposition of the place of symbolism and allegory in the understanding of landscape design is crucial, for it presages Jellicoe's development in later works of the underlying importance of the subconscious in our reaction to and understanding of landscape.

The first study, 'The Italian Garden of the Renaissance', was given as a lecture from material gathered in 1923, and its accompanying 'Comment' was written in 1993. The content of this volume, therefore, covers a span of up to seventy years in which Jellicoe's opinions and ideas have been developed, tried and tested.

As with the previous two volumes, Jellicoe clarifies and emphasises his conceptual and practical ideas with a generous selection of illustrations and plans.

Born in 1900, Geoffrey Jellicoe was educated at Cheltenham College and the Architectural Association Schools, where he later became studio master, principal and member of Council.

In a long and distinguished career, his work has included garden designs for many historic houses, among them Royal Lodge, Windsor, and Sandringham for George VI, and Ditchley Park for Ronald Tree. Later an extensive practice was involved in town planning, landscape design and architecture, including a scheme at Hemel Hempstead New Town, the design of the Kennedy Memorial, Runnymede, and gardens for Sutton Place.

A founder member in 1929 and later President of the (British) Landscape Institute, Geoffrey Jellicoe was also the founder President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects in 1948. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Town Planning Institute, and has been a member of the British Royal Fine Arts Commission and Trustee of the Tate Gallery.

He was awarded the CBE in 1963, and knighted for services to landscape architecture in 1979. In 1994 he was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's highest honour, the Victoria Medal of Honour.