Autor Nola Anderson, Clint Clemens
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 8 apr 2021
A magnificent celebration of a great American garden, restored to its Italianate glory and lovingly documented in new photographs
When Nola Anderson and her husband purchased The Chimneys in 1991, the estate's Olmsted gardens had been neglected for more than 40 years--and she had never gardened a day in her life. The restoration and renewal of these historic seaside gardens became Anderson's three-decade, hands-on personal passion. In Immersion she recounts her inspirational journey from a naive amateur and garden owner to a Botanical Latin-slinging garden creator. Her personal story is filled with loving anecdotes, instructional experiences and serendipitous tips, all sumptuously illustrated with images by celebrated photographer Clint Clemens.
Between 1902 and 1914 Boston financier Gardiner Martin Lane and his wife, Emma, collaborated with Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to create an Italianate garden. From the ocean bluff a series of garden terraces flow sequentially in an architectural response to the sloping topography. The topmost Water Terrace includes a rose-covered pergola, a beach-view shelter and a stunning water feature inspired by Italy's famed 16th-century Villa Lante. From this elevation, a succession of granite steps descends through the shady Overlook Terrace, the Lavender Terrace, the all-white Tea Terrace, the Vegetable Garden, the Crabapple Allee and, finally, the luxuriant Rose Garden. In the early 20th century, The Chimneys gardens were acclaimed in numerous books and magazines. Today, they are once again the centerpiece of the estate and a vibrant example of horticultural elegance.
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ISBN-13: 9788862087391
ISBN-10: 886208739X
Pagini: 296
Dimensiuni: 332 x 273 x 39 mm
Greutate: 2.34 kg
Editura: DAMIANI

Notă biografică

Nola Anderson was the executive vice-president of a major Boston adverting agency before retiring to dedicate herself to the restoration of an historic property she had purchased with her husband. The Chimneys is a twenty-eight-acre oceanfront estate north of Boston with extensive gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. between 1902 and 1914. Accidentally at first, and then with increasing interest, expertise, and passion, Nola became immersed in the gardens, becoming proficient in their care and, ultimately, their continuing design and management. Before undertaking this monumental project, Nola had never gardened in her life. She also has never written a book.

Clint Clemens¿ advertising photography has consistently received industry recognition, winning multiple Andy, Clio, and Kelly awards, the latter with a first overall. His photographs have been featured in many magazines including Communication Arts (cover), Lurzer's Archive Magazine, Graphis, Photographis, and Applied Arts. The international diversity of Clemens¿ clients requires him to travel tens of thousands of miles each year, interpreting their commercial interests with his unique visual acuity. His passion is cars, sports, and literally anything that moves. Clint Clemens¿ account list over the last several years includes: Jaguar, DHL, Coke, Toyota, Prada, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Volkswagen, Specialized Bikes, The North Face, Asics, New Balance, Bell Helmets, Harley-Davidson, Chris Craft, Jeep Chrysler, NetJets, Nokia, Men¿s Journal.


The Chimneys is home to one of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.'s finest surviving Italianate gardens.