The first complete monography in Italian dedicated to one of the great landscapers of the 20th century
This volume examines the artistic development and career of Russell Page (1906-1985), one of the great landscape gardeners of our time, from both a chronological and thematic point of view. From his first projects in Britain and Europe, where he also worked in Italy, on to the Middle East and America. Page was called to redesign and landscape the gardens of sumptuous residences by a highly-placed, refined clientele. In this book the text is flanked by stunning photographs of the gardens created by Page: lakes and fountains, flowers and plants carefully blended, sweeping swathes and quiet green glades. A wide range of compositions and a style that made his fortune: Page’s work is still inspirational for many international landscape institutes, but he is also known to a broader public of non-specialists. The preface is by Paolo Pejrone, the famous Italian landscaper who worked with and was a pupil of Page, already published in two volumes by Mondadori Electa.