In "Some Flowers", first published in 1937, Vita Sackville-West took the step of choosing 25 of her favourite flowers and describing their appearance, origins and characteristics - the best ways to grow them - in a series of expressive pen portraits. The flowers she selects are not those which only have an effect en masse, but those which are lovely in shape, colouring, marking or texture. She describes native British species such as the meadow fritillary, and imports such as the half-hardy annual salpiglossis. Whereas in the original edition of this book black and white photographs did less than justice to both flowers and text, here the watercolours of Graham Rust provided a fuller complement to Vita Sackville-West's descriptions.
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Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) was an author, poet, and gardener. She created the Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which is among the most famous gardens in England. Graham Rust is a painter and muralist and the author of The Painted Ceiling and The Painted House.From Booklist:
Vita Sackville-West will always hold a very special place in gardening lore as the creator (along with her husband) of England's renowned and highly influential gardens at Sissinghurst. In her lifetime she was also acknowledged as an outstanding writer on horticultural subjects. First published in 1937, Some Flowers contains 25 descriptive passages in which the author highlights some of her favorite flowering plants and gives advice on their cultural requirements. Originally, Sackville-West's text was accompanied by stark black-and-white photographs. But in this lovely reissue boasting full-page watercolors, Graham Rust's very capable artistry provides a more fitting accompaniment to Sackville-West's eclectic choices. Alice Joyce
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Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Graham Rust (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria M0810938375
Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0810938375
Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110810938375