Garden Design in Denmark: G.N.Brandt and the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century


Garden Design in Denmark: G.N.Brandt and the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Packard Publishing Ltd
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Pages: 278 Illustrations and other contents: 32 colour and 110 b&w illustrations Language: English ISBN: 9781853411151 Categories: , , , ,

The first decades of the twentieth century in Denmark saw many attempts to raise garden design to the level of an art form. Two distinct approaches emerged, in a more naturalistic style, or in a pared down, modernist, architectural manner. Gudmund Nyeland Brandt, through his deep understanding of classical tradition and considerable practical experience of horticulture and planting, achieved a synthesis of the two approaches that was innovative and became characteristic of Danish, even Scandinavian, landscape design. This book reintroduces G.N. Brandt to the English-speaking world of landscape architecture and garden design and restores him to the important position he holds in the development of European landscape design. Many people are familiar with Brandt’s Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen but are not aware of his wider work and his influence on a generation of Danish landscape designers through his teaching at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, in Copenhagen and elsewhere. The book is a thorough study of Brandt’s theories of garden art and planting, and provides an invaluable source for his writings and guide to his actual gardens and larger designed spaces.

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Author Biography

Lulu Salto Stephensen is a well-known Danish lecturer and author on garden history and design. She has an MAA from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD from the University of Lund. This book is a revised edition of her PhD thesis, Tradition og Fornyelse i Dansk Havekunst - G.N. Brandt og de forste artier af 1900 tallet, published in 1993.