Il giardino di Virginia Woolf: La storia del giardino di Monk's House

Il giardino di Virginia Woolf La storia del giardino di Monk s House Il bellissimo giardino di Monk s House la casa nel Sussex ai piedi delle Downs fu una grande fonte di ispirazione per Virginia Woolf che scrisse qui nello studio in fondo alla propriet la maggio

  • Title: Il giardino di Virginia Woolf: La storia del giardino di Monk's House
  • Author: Caroline Zoob Caroline Arber Cecil Woolf Claudia Valeria Letizia
  • ISBN: 9788867220861
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Il bellissimo giardino di Monk s House, la casa nel Sussex ai piedi delle Downs, fu una grande fonte di ispirazione per Virginia Woolf, che scrisse qui, nello studio in fondo alla propriet , la maggior parte dei suoi romanzi Leonard e Virginia apportarono cambiamenti notevoli al giardino, ma dal 1969, anno della morte di Leonard, il suo assetto rimasto immutato FinoraIl bellissimo giardino di Monk s House, la casa nel Sussex ai piedi delle Downs, fu una grande fonte di ispirazione per Virginia Woolf, che scrisse qui, nello studio in fondo alla propriet , la maggior parte dei suoi romanzi Leonard e Virginia apportarono cambiamenti notevoli al giardino, ma dal 1969, anno della morte di Leonard, il suo assetto rimasto immutato Finora era stato scritto ben poco della sua storia e nessuno lo aveva visto in fotografia Questo volume presenta una raccolta unica dei commenti di Virginia e racconta in che modo il giardino stato conservato negli anni Una donna alla ricerca di una altra donna Caroline Zoob ha vissuto 10 anni insieme al marito a Monk s House, come affittuaria del National Trust, l ente che possiede e gestisce la propriet dal 1980 Per 10 anni ha curato il giardino, aperto la casa al pubblico e mantenuto quotidianamente l identit immutata del luogo Caroline si tuffa allora nei diari di Virginia e Leonard e ricostituisce la storia della casa e del giardino di Monk s House Il suo racconto e le fotografie di Caroline Arber ci svelano un giardino intimo dall atmosfera unica, curato con a come fu ai tempi di Leonard e Virginia.

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    1. Caroline Zoob was a National Trust tenant at Monks House for over ten years and helped to return the house and garden to its former glory. She has written a lovely garden book which includes details of Virginia and Leonard Woolf who lived at Monks House.Beautiful photographs of the house and gardens, along with excerpts from Virginia's and Leonard's diaries and letters show how fundamental Monks House was to their lives. Sketches and planting plans add delightful interest for garden ideas. Virgi [...]

    2. ’Leonard and Virginia had no children: their books and their garden were their children’ (foreword, by Cecil Woolf, the Woolfs’ nephew).More accurately perhaps, it was Leonard Woolf’s garden. Virginia would help pick pears or apples sometimes, or make jam and feed the goldfish, play bowls with Leonard in it or simply walk through it every morning when she went to her writing lodge. She used the garden. Leonard created it.This book is a gorgeous garden book full of beautiful photos and de [...]

    3. A promenade through the paths of Virginia's and Leonard's house in Sussex: something to read while sipping tea in your jammies.

    4. A wonderfully idiosyncratic approach to VW. Caroline Zoob and her husband lived as lodgers in the attic of the National Trust owned Monk's House. They took care of the wonderful garden and had the pleasure of lying in the same slanted bathtub Leonhard and Virgina and T.S. Eliot had complained about. Lovely new photographs of garden details, old pics and paintings, quotes from VW's and LW's diaries, Zoob's emphatic observations, suggestions for planting schemes "à la Virginia" plus Zoob's artful [...]

    5. Stunning photographs, beautiful text, and reason enough for independent bookstores to exist so that one could stumble upon a volume like this and know immediately one had to have it. (Thank you, Politics & Prose.)

    6. A beautiful, thoughtfully laid-out book that I am savoring. I love that I learned so much more about Leonard and Virginia through the excerpts from their diaries, and the memories of those who knew them. The choice to have Caroline Zoob narrate the book (she and her husband lived at Monk's house and cared for the gardens for 10 years in the early 2000s) was perfect. I checked this out from the library, but I will be purchasing a copy for my personal collection.

    7. This story of the garden at Monk’s House, the home Virginia and Leonard Woolf purchased in 1919, is fascinating. The story tells of the garden's creation, and the development of their marriage, writing lives and horticultural expertise, the latter especially in Leonard's case.Monk's House has been a National Trust property since 1980, and author Caroline Zoob lived there with her husband for 10 years, planting and tending the gardens, and opening them to the public two afternoons a week for se [...]

    8. 4.5 stars."Virginia Woolf's Garden" is a gorgeous book filled with beautiful pictures of Virginia Woolf's garden. After reading this book, I have a feeling that I know where Ms. Woolf got some of her inspiration from. It would be hard not to be inspired while living in such gorgeous surroundings. One interesting thing about this book is that the author actually lived in the house where Ms. Woolf and her husband once walked so in a way, you almost get an insider point of view of the gardens and t [...]

    9. An interesting way to learn about the Woolfs--from the modern tenants of their house and gardens for the the National Trust. The gardens certainly shine with the wonderful photographs and I love the embroidered garden plots at the beginning of each chapter. The title really should be changed to The Woolf's Garden or perhaps Leonard and Virgina Woolf's Garden, because Virginia never worked in the garden or even remembered the names of the plants in the garden. It was really Leonard's obsession, a [...]

    10. A five star coffee table book. Not only is this volume gorgeous to look at, it is interesting to read! In addition to the pictures, it contains a brief but very human history of the marriage of Virginia and Leonard Woolf. I found myself really crushing on Leonard. Brilliant, kind, supportive of his wife's career, sensitive to her frailties, and (of course!) a talented gardener. The sort of guy who keeps a pet monkey and spends his spare money on an apple orchard. I was very interested to follow [...]

    11. This is a combination biography/garden design/historical/photographic/coffee table book. I think that it is not eough of any to carry the readership, but if you love literature, history, and gardens, this is for you. It is enough of a biography of Virginia and Woolf that it has inspired me to read some of her works that I haven't. The garden is amazing and Leonard's lifetime devotion to it and Virginia is inspiring. Of course I will go see it if I get to England.

    12. I absolutely loved this book. I am a gardener and a fan of Virginia Woolf so when I saw this in my public library I picked it up thinking I might spend a little time flipping through the photos. I spent so much time reading it and studying the photos that I had to renew it twice. I finally went out and bought it so I could savor it slowly. I was also charmed by her embroidered garden designs. So much I also bought her book on decorating with textiles.

    13. I enjoyed this book and it has prompted me to read Virginia's novels from the first one. I would also like to read her diaries/letters.The book had gorgeous photography and was very readable. The details about the 'Woolves' and old photographs were interesting. I loved the watercolours and embroideries. Just up my street.

    14. Loved, loved this book. Besides the gorgeous photography, the author provides context to the changes to Leonard's and Virginia's house and garden in relation to their lives and the changing times. Having just begun to appreciate the brilliant mind of Virginia Woolf, this was a very special treat for me.

    15. A fascinating insight into the life and times of Virginia and Leonard Woolf told through the story of their garden in Sussex. Beautiful photographs and details of planting are interwoven with Virginia's own words from her diaries and letters. This is an engaging, involving read. I loved every page but the quote on page 123 actually took my breath away.

    16. I very much enjoyed reading about Virginia Woolf's garden. The pictures were beautiful. The women I have read about were very lucky to have such wonderful gardens but they were sad too. It is a pity that Virginia could not be sustained by her garden.

    17. A very interesting story of a garden to nurture a writer's unstable life and her dear husband who made it for her. If the story of their relationship isn't enough for you, there are loads of beautiful photos to entice too.

    18. Beautiful book. Lovely photographs and interesting snippets about Woolf. The best part is the accurate and specific descriptions of plants. I'm compiling lists of what I want. Leonard was one heck of a gardener!

    19. Marvelous! Using Virginia's diaries and letters among the photos of Leonard's garden allow the reader the feeling of what it was actually like to be living at Monk's house day-to-day. Anyone who has loved a house and garden can not help but be drawn into this space and time.

    20. Magnificent. This was probably one of the best books I've read in a while. The photographs are beautiful, and the author shows such tenderness toward the famous residents of Monk's House. She really humanizes Virginia Woolf here.

    21. Respectfully and lovingly written with beautiful photos and details of the Woolfs' lives in their beloved home and garden in Sussex.

    22. A delight to flick through, gaze at for hours or inspire home and garden. Constant coffee table companion.

    23. Utterly gorgeous photographs; helpful history of the garden, a fair amount of pretty new info. Last of book gets rather rote and summarizing.

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