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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
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
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