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The Artist’s Garden (Book)

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement
By Anna O. Marley

Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (2014)
ISBN: 978-0812246650
Product size: 1 x 8.5 x 11 inches

The Artist’s Garden tells the intertwined stories of American art and the new American garden movement in the years on either side of the turn of the twentieth century. Anna O. Marley and her contributors showcase more than one hundred beautifully reproduced artworks by Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, and others alongside the books, journals, and ephemeral artifacts that both shaped and were products of the garden movement. The volume’s lavishly illustrated text considers topics that range from environmentalism to new printing technologies, from the genres of garden writing to the distinctions between public and domestic spaces or American and French impressionism.

Features 154 color illustrations.

* A full-length documentary on DVD of this exhibition while it was on view at the Florence Griswold Museum is also available.