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The Northwest gardens of Lord & Schryver / Valencia Libby.

Libby, Valencia, (author.).


"Lord & Schryver, the first landscape architecture firm founded and operated by women in the Pacific Northwest, designed more than two hundred gardens in Oregon and Washington, including residential, civic, and institutional landscapes. Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver met as young women and in 1929 established their highly successful firm in Salem; their work is acknowledged as one of the milestones in the history of garden design in the Northwest and beyond. Theirs is the only Oregon firm recognized in Pioneers of Landscape Architecture, compiled by the National Park Service. The Cultural Landscape Foundation describes them as "consummate professionals in the broadest sense, as they worked to raise the profile of landscape architects by involving an audience beyond their clients. Their work represented a transition from a formal symmetrical style of garden design to one which responded in a distinctive way to the unique features of Northwest climate, soil, topography, and plant material." Gaiety Hollow, their purpose-built Salem home, garden, and studio, is now owned by the Lord & Schryver Conservancy and is open to the public. The conservancy has lovingly restored the gardens at Gaiety Hollow according to Lord & Schryver's original plans. They have also restored and now maintain the gardens at Deepwood, a former residence that is now a public park. Students of landscape architecture, garden design, Pacific Northwest history, ornamental horticulture, and general readers who are interested in the contributions of women to once male-dominated professions will find inspiration in these pages. Learn more about Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver at"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780870711527
  • ISBN: 0870711520
  • Physical Description: 1 volume ; 26 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. -- Families, west and east -- 2. -- The Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women -- 3. -- The Cornish Colony and Ellen Shipman -- 4. -- A venture launched -- 5. -- Against all odds -- 6. -- Onward -- 7. -- Plantswomen -- 8. -- Cultivating the profession -- 9. -- "Yard architects" for period gardens -- 10. -- Salem pride -- 11. -- Final years.
Subject: Lord & Schryver (Firm : Salem, Or.)
Lord, Elizabeth, 1887-1976.
Schryver, Edith, 1901-1984.
Landscape gardening.
Gardens > Northwest, Pacific > Design.

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