21 апреля 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: Художественные книги » Мемуары. Биографии | Комментариев: 0
Sara Hardy, "The Unusual Life of Edna Walling"
Publisher: Allen & Unwin | 2005 | ISBN 1741142296 | PDF | 320 pages | 1.2 MB
This talented lady certainly DID have an unusual life, being among the very first recognized female garden designers in Australia. A rather masculine type of woman, she battled with known authorities for recognition for her different take on garden design, preaching her idea of naturally blending landscapes and incorporating the use of rocks and low rock walls into her designs. At that time in the earlier part of the 20th century, most gardens in Australia copied the European style, using exotic plants and trees and stiff, formal arrangements of garden beds, so Edna's use of Australian natives and her ideas of following the natural undulations of the landscape were radical, to say the least! It's an interesting book about the life and career of an unusual woman who was brave enough to take on the establishment and win.