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Lotusland [slide]

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Creator:
Marchand, Russ
Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation
Gavit, E. Palmer, M/Ms
Steven, Kenton
Clarke, Humphrey O
Smith, George Washington
Landscape Architect:
Theine, Paul George
De Franco, Buddy 1923-
Horticulturist:
Reidel, Peter
Architect:
Johnson, Reginald D
Physical description:
1 slide: col
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara
California
Santa Barbara
Date:
1985
Notes:
These 17th century figures came from Madame Walsa's chateau in France and are called "Grotesques." Walska "treated it as a setting for entertainment, adding to the existing European-style layout a huge new swimming pool, a small Elizabethean theater of clipped Monterey cypress, and a topiary garden (Keswick)." "Each has a Walska twist. Grotesque little statues of dwarfs, hunchbacks and coquettes, and mountebanks decorate the theater (Keswick)." Keswick, Maggie. Lotusland, A first view of America's most exotic garden. Connoisseur Magazine.
Topic:
Open-air theaters
Hedges
Garden theaters
Sculpture
Local number:
CA048016
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
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