Hosted by the Southern California Chapter | Presented as Part of the Bunny Mellon Curricula at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
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Judith B Tankard, Guest Lecturer
Free for ICAA Members$20 General PublicREGISTER
Please join landscape historian and author Judith Tankard in a talk about Rose Standish Nichols, who was among an elite group of East Coast women who took up residential garden design in the early 1900s when the profession of landscape architecture was in its formative stage. Her colleagues Beatrix Farrand, Marian Coffin, and Ellen Shipman among others are better known because they focused exclusively on garden design, while Nichols was a prolific author, antiquarian, and political reformer, among other roles. Most of her gardens, which ranged from New England to the South have disappeared except for several in Lake Forest, Illinois, where she collaborated with the architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Rose was born into an old Boston family with ties to both Winslow Homer and Augustus Saint-Gaudens and her formative years were spent in the famed Cornish Art Colony in New Hampshire where she learned the finer points of garden design. An inveterate traveler with a critical eye for design, Rose’s most lasting claim to fame were her articles on design for House Beautiful and her books, English Pleasure Gardens, Spanish and Portuguese Gardens, and Italian Pleasure Gardens. Today her family home is the Nichols House Museum on Beacon Hill in Boston, where one can learn more about her life and accomplishments.
Judith B Tankard is a landscape historian and author of Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Ellen Shipman and the American Garden, and Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.
Thanks to a generous $1 million grant from the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is proud to present first-of-its-kind programming in landscape architecture for designers, students, and enthusiasts, with particular emphasis on educating the next generation: the Bunny Mellon Curricula. This curricula, the first to be named in honor of Bunny Mellon, honors her commitment to landscape design, and her deeply-held belief that architecture is firmly linked to its surrounding landscape.
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