Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them, by Cynthia Zaitzevsky
An account of eminent women landscape architects who flourished in the golden age of country estates.
This stunningly illustrated book closely examines the work of six influential women landscape designers who pioneered the professionalization of women in the field. Through the lens of their Long Island commissions (which made up the greater part of their work), this book brings these women to life and highlights their significant contributions to a new profession.
This beautiful book covers in depth the work of six designers Beatrix Farrand, Martha Hutcheson, Marian Coffin, Ellen Shipman, Ruth Dean, and Annette Hoyt Flanders and looks at a dozen other less-well-known women. It focuses on the Long Island projects that constituted a large part of their work and brings these pioneering women to life as people and as professionals.
“Innovative….goes a long way toward restoring the reputations of pioneering women.” - The Huffington Post