Lecture by URDS Professor Magda Salvesen

6 Feb

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Spring Lecture Series
Victorian Gardens, Victorian Women’s History, The Life of Beatrix Potter, and Lincoln in New York

The {Disputed} Glories of the High Victorian Garden 
Thursday, February 9
English Speaking Union, 144 East 39th Street
6:30 p.m.
New horticultural imports, exciting technological innovations, controversies over color theory, patterns and lay-out all characterize this period in the world of English gardens.  Owners and their head gardeners looked to former historical styles (especially Italian) while incorporating current Victorian pursuits and fashions.
Majda Salvesen, garden history author and adjunct lecturer in the NYU Department of Art and Architecture History and Urban Studies, will examine these new variants and their influence on 21st century garden design.
    Munstead Wood, Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Photo by Kathleen Bennett 
No reservation is required for free lectures and attendees are invited to a post-lecture reception.


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