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Winnetka -- House in the Garden

Architect:
Beeby, Thomas H.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Nevins, Debrorah  Search this
Arborist:
Bartlett Tree Experts  Search this
Landscape architect:
Mariani Landscape  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
House in the Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
The three acre property was cleared of all but two trees and graded so that the house, nine garden rooms, and even the walk into the woodland garden would be accessible to people with differing physical abilities. The house is styled after a 16th century French manor house without stairs that might impede anyone from entering. Garden rooms are enclosed by tall clipped yew hedges in the neoclassical style. The formal motor court in front of the house has a double row of pleached linden at the perimeter and a central medallion of clipped boxwood, English ivy, lawn and four sphere shaped yews. The terrace behind the house is edged with petunias in summer leading to a lawn and a woodland garden planted with evergreens and wildflowers. Along one side of the central lawn there is an alleĢe of honey locust with large containers filled with tulips in spring and hydrangeas in summer backed by a perennial and shrub garden with a white garden at one end that includes roses, cosmos and tree peonies. Parterres planted with roses and varieties of herbs that would have been found in monastery gardens, topiaries shaped like swans, and a pergola covered by wisteria were inspired by a 16th century French engraving. West of the house in one of the few pitched areas there is a paved patio with boxwood clipped to resemble billowing clouds, known as the amphitheater. A wetlands known as the dells was constructed to retain run-off from heavy rainfall.
Throughout the property the walkways are wide and flat so that a person in a wheel chair could have another person walking beside them. Fragrance also was an important quality when choosing plants. An antique maple shades a provincial fountain, redbuds, violas, and ferns, and the other historic tree on the property is an elm. The property attracts wildlife, including more than 120 bird species that feed on the berries, breeding mallards, and a fox family. Various evergreen and deciduous trees around the perimeter are enclosed by woven willow branch wattle fencing.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas H. Beeby (architect, 1990); Deborah Nevins (landscape designer, 1992); Bartlett Tree Experts (arborist, 2016- ); Mariani Landscape (landscape architects, 2016- ).
Related Materials:
House in the Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 digital images)
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL183
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6850

The International style in perspective : sound recordings

Creator:
Harvard University. Graduate School of Design  Search this
Names:
Beeby, Thomas H.  Search this
Bletter, Rosemarie Haag  Search this
Cobb, Henry Nichols, 1926-  Search this
Colquhoun, Alan, 1921-  Search this
Drexler, Arthur  Search this
Eisenman, Peter, 1932-  Search this
Forster, Kurt Walter  Search this
Handlin, David P.  Search this
Hewitt, William E., 1935-  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987  Search this
Levine, Neil  Search this
McCue, Gerald M., 1928-  Search this
Meier, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Rudolph, Paul, 1918-  Search this
Rykwert, Joseph, 1926-  Search this
Searing, Helen  Search this
Sekler, Eduard F. (Eduard Franz)  Search this
Smithson, Peter, 1923-  Search this
Stern, Robert A. M.  Search this
Zevi, Bruno, 1918-2000  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1980 Apr. 16-17
Scope and Contents:
A symposium, "The International Style in Perspective," sponsored by Harvard University Graduate School of Design and held to commemorate the 1932 exhibit 'The International Style' held at the Museum of Modern Art. Speakers and panelists include architects, architectural historians and critics, among them: Thomas Hall Beeby, Rosemarie Bletter, Henry Cobb, Alan Colquhoun, Arthur Drexler, Peter D. Eisenman, Kurt Forster, David Handlin, William Hewitt, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Philip Cortelyou Johnson, Neil Levine, Gerald Mallon McCue, Richard Alan Meier, Lewis Mumford, Paul Marvin Rudolph, Joseph Rykwert, Helen Searing, Eduard Sekler, Peter Denham Smithson, Robert A. M. Stern and Bruno Zevi.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Harvard University.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Architecture, Modern  Search this
International style (Architecture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.harvuniv
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harvuniv

The International style in perspective : sound recordings, 1980 Apr. 16-17

Creator:
Harvard University. Graduate School of Design  Search this
Subject:
Beeby, Thomas H.  Search this
Drexler, Arthur  Search this
Eisenman, Peter  Search this
Forster, Kurt Walter  Search this
Handlin, David P.  Search this
Hewitt, William E.  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell  Search this
Levine, Neil  Search this
McCue, Gerald M.  Search this
Meier, Richard  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Rudolph, Paul  Search this
Rykwert, Joseph  Search this
Searing, Helen  Search this
Sekler, Eduard F. (Eduard Franz)  Search this
Smithson, Peter  Search this
Stern, Robert A. M.  Search this
Zevi, Bruno  Search this
Bletter, Rosemarie Haag  Search this
Cobb, Henry Nichols  Search this
Colquhoun, Alan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Architecture, Modern  Search this
International style (Architecture)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10696
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214297
AAA_collcode_harvuniv
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214297

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