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Brown, Jane 1938-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 337 publications in 2 languages and 6,806 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: SB466.G8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jane Brown
 
Most widely held works by Jane Brown
Gardens of a golden afternoon : the story of a partnership, Edwin Lutyens & Gertrude Jekyll by Jane Brown( Book )

46 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita's other world : a gardening biography of V. Sackville-West by Jane Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster (1892-1962) en ontwerpster van de tuinen van Sissinghurst Castle in Engeland
The modern garden by Jane Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the modern garden has - until now - received little or no attention in the vast canon of garden literature. Jane Brown has been captivated by the secret story of the modern garden for more than a decade, mining its little-known history for revolutionary ideas and rediscovering long-lost masterpieces. Accompanying her accessible and wide-ranging text are illustrations and rarely seen historical photographs, as well as stunning contemporary photographs of eleven classic modern gardens. With today's ecological concerns and green design, the lessons of the modern garden for the twenty-first century are eminently useful. This publication weaves a rich tapestry of ideas and ideals, animated by the designers and people who dreamed them."--Jacket
The art and architecture of English gardens : designs for the garden from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects 1609 to the present day by Jane Brown( Book )

22 editions published in 1989 in English and Italian and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lutyens and the Edwardians : an English architect and his clients by Jane Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyens' clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, and beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. Lutyens and the Edwardians is lavishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from
Sissinghurst : portrait of garden by Jane Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sissinghurst was first created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in the shell of a large, moated 16th-century house. It has flourished for 60 years. Jane Brown records the history of the old house, its grandeur and decay and the transformations wrought by the making of the garden
Beatrix : the gardening life of Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1872-1959 by Jane Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of Beatrix Jones Farrand, one of America's greatest landscape gardeners
Lanning Roper and his gardens by Jane Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden at Buckingham Palace : an illustrated history by Jane Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the renowned Buckingham Palace garden in London, from its beginnings as a seventeenth-century mulberry plantation frequented by Samuel Pepys to the role it plays today in the private and public life of the royal family, accompanied by photographs and historic illustrations
Tales of the rose tree : ravishing rhododendrons and their travels around the world by Jane Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the towering Burmese magnificum, with its three-foot-diameter trunk and its masses of sweet-smelling purple flowers, to the potted pink azalea, glowing like a burning bush on the backyard garden patio, Rhododendron is a genus of infinite variety and beauty. There are 1,025 known species: it is a native of the snows of the Himalayas and the swamps of the Carolinas, the jungles of Borneo and the island inlets of Japan. It is also one of the oldest of plants - many believe the dove that returned to Noah's ark was carrying a rhododendron sprig - although it has been known to western horticulture for only 300 years. The curious history of Westerners and rhododendrons is full of swashbuckling plant collectors and visionary gardeners, colonial violence and ecological destruction, stunning botanical successes and bitter business disappointments. And it is here related with consummate skill by Jane Brown, an English garden writer clearly besotted by these "glorious and scented strangers, with their mouth-watering candy colors, their cascades of way bells or iridescent globes proffered in ruffs of green leaves." From its origins fifty million years ago to its arrival in England in the early 1600s; from its export from America by John Bartram in the 1760s to its vigorous collection by Harvard's Arnold Arboretum in the 1870s; from the foundation of the British Rhododendron Society in 1915 to the genetically engineered hybridizations of the early 21st century: this is the sweeping and exciting botanical epic that Jane Brown provides in this remarkable book. She achieves exactly what she sets out to do - "to construct a history of the genus Rhododendron that pays tribute to the mystery and majesty of these plants"--And does so with a scholar's thoroughness and the anecdotal skill of an enthralling entertainer."--Publisher's website
The English garden in our time : from Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe by Jane Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The omnipotent magician : Lancelot 'capability' Brown, 1716-1783 by Jane Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capability Brown changed the face of eighteenth-century England, designing country estatesand mansions, moving hills and making flowing lakes and serpentine rivers, a magical world of green.This English landscape style spread across Europe and the world.At home, it was so politically pleasing and socially apt that his influence spread beyond walls and hedgerows into the lowland landscape at large, and into landscape painting. In this vivid, lively biography, based on detailed research, Jane Brown paints an unforgettable picture of the man, his work, his happy domestic life,and his crowded world
The pursuit of paradise : a social history of gardens and gardening by Jane Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociale geschiedenis van tuinen en tuinieren in Engeland
Eminent gardeners : some people of influence and their gardens, 1880-1980 by Jane Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals some little known gardeners of the 20th century such as Frances Wolsley, the soldier's daughter who had to fight for her belief in gardening as a woman's career and Lawrence Johnston, the creator of Hidcote Manor Garden. The author also presents a new aspect of Gertrude Jekyll
Spirits of place : five famous lives in their English landscape by Jane Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Spirits of Place Jane Brown has chosen five famous people whose love of English rural landscape informed their work with a startling intensity. Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Rupert Brooke, Dora Carrington and L.P. Hartley all had a passion for special places that contributed to their development as artists and which formed the foundations of their lives." "In considering these personal landscapes Jane Brown brings alive the places of their affections. For E.M. Forster this was epitomized by his home, Rooksnest, which became the model for his famous Howards End. Rupert Brooke, son of a Rugby schoolmaster, was a product of the clipped quadrangles of Cambridge and immortalized the meadows at Grantchester. L.P. Hartley's holidays in Norfolk coloured his novels though he rejected his native Fens. Virginia Woolf found inspiration in her memories from childhood, reinventing the magic of the Cornish coast in her novels while living on the rolling green hills of the Sussex Downs."--Jacket
Landscape design for the Middle East by Timothy Cochrane( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English garden through the 20th century by Jane Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jane Brown's The English Garden in our Time was originally published in 1986. It was the first book to describe the influences upon gardens and their design from the heyday of Gertrude Jekyll, one hundred years ago, to the innovatory ideas of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. This new edition, re-titled The English Garden Through the 20th Century, has been thoroughly revised to bring the story up to date and add many new colour pictures." "The English Garden Through the 20th Century is an essential book for anyone who is interested in garden design, now or in the recent past."--Jacket
A garden & three houses by Jane Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of how Peter and Margaret Aldington built Turn End, its neighbours and how the garden was made. The author explores the processes of designing and building the houses and garden and portrays the various aspects of the area in photos
Miss Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932, gardener by Gertrude Jekyll( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My darling Heriott : Henrietta Luxborough, poetic gardener and irrepressible exile by Jane Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lutyens and the Edwardians : an English architect and his clients
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The modern gardenLutyens and the Edwardians : an English architect and his clientsSissinghurst : portrait of gardenThe garden at Buckingham Palace : an illustrated historyTales of the rose tree : ravishing rhododendrons and their travels around the worldThe omnipotent magician : Lancelot 'capability' Brown, 1716-1783The pursuit of paradise : a social history of gardens and gardeningSpirits of place : five famous lives in their English landscape
Alternative Names
Brown, Jane

Languages
English (249)

Italian (2)