About this talk

Running time: 26 minutes

The late Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, one of the world's leading landscape architects, and also a qualified architect and planner, had been in practice since the 1920s.

It was while doing the research with J. C. Shepherd for their book "Italian Gardens Of The Renaissance" (1925) that he became convinced, he says, "that architecture was part of the environment and therefore incomplete when considered in isolation". Many books have followed from his pen, culminating in "The Landscape Of Man" (1975) written with his wife Susan Jellicoe.

Sir Geoffrey (he was knighted in 1979) was instrumental in setting up the Institute of Landscape Architects in the UK in 1929, and the International Federation of Landscape Architects in 1948, of which he was Honorary Life President.

The great list of jobs which he designed varied in scale from garden to region; the list fills a whole page in a recent encyclopaedia.

At the time of this talk he had become interested in whether it is possible to transfer the abstract ideas of painting and sculpture into the natural world around us; and in his talk, he describes his attempt to do this in various situations.

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Geoffrey Jellicoe


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