United States of America -- California -- Sonoma County -- Glen Ellen
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the public gardens located in Glen Ellen, California. The folder includes a slide list, a plant list, and a description and worksheet completed by GCA researcher Jo Anne Miller.
"It is located on 20 rocky acres in Sonoma, California and dedicated to the conservation and study of Asian plants. The plants are almost all grown from seed and are collected in Asia in association with the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew and Lork Howick of the Howick Arboretum in Northumberland."
"Because of uncontrolled development (i.e. logging and grazing in China) many plant species are disappearing forever. After only seven years, Quarryhill has the largest collection of Asian plants, all scientifically documented, in North America."
Persons associated with the property include: Jane Davenport Jansen (chairman/former owner); Eleanor Davenport (director); William McNamara (director/photographer); Sally MacBride (director/ GCA representative); Donna Bowman (director/ GCA representative); Floyd Moses (accountant); Maynard Garrison (lawyer); David Shepard (lanscape designer).
Quarryhill Botanical Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
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It consists of business records and correspondence, colored pencil sketches for Barney's Christmas windows done in 1988-1989, and approximately 500 color 35 mm slides illustrating window displays for Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barney's.,This collection covers the full range of Cipriano's design career from 1983 to 1993.
The majority of the collection focuses on Cipriano's work for the Chelsea Passage for Barney's New York. Included is a copy of Barney's display policy providing details on when displays need to be checked, how often floral arrangements need to be changed, and other details. The collection also contains documentation for projects Cipriano did for Bride's magazine, Etoile, Ercole, Puiforcat, and Kosta Boda.
Biographical / Historical:
Window and display designer. Born Waterbury Connecticut, 1960. Cipriano studied fine art and art history at the University of Connecticut. His professional interests include costume, set, and theater design of the Art Deco, Art Moderne, and Art Nouveau styles. Prior to 1983, he did freelance displays for a number of small shops in Connecticut.
He began his professional career as a display trimmer for Macy's department store in New York in 1983. He designed for Bloomingdale's from 1984-85, and for Bergdorf Goodman's Home Department from 1985 to 1986. Cipriano became recognized shortly before his death in 1993, as an innovative designer of table settings for Barney's Chelsea Passage, where he served as Display Manager from 1985-1990.
This collection was donated in 1993 by D. Thomas Shoemaker.
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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