An Infinity of Graces: Cecil Ross Pinsent, an English Architect in the Italian Landscape

Author(s): Ethne Clarke


Cecil Ross Pinsent was responsible for the design and construction of new villas and gardens such as La Foce, and the renovation of historically sensitive ones, including Villa I Tatti, Villa Le Balze and Villa Medici. Edith Wharton sought his advice; Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson were influenced by him; Geoffrey Scott dedicated The Architecture of Humanism to him; and Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe regarded him as his "first maestro on the placing of buildings in the landscape". Bringing to light Pinsent's contribution to garden design, this book is illustrated with photographs from his unpublished albums, architectural drawings and sketches and his letters to family friends and clients.


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Ethne Clarke, the creative director of Rodale, is the author of Hidcote: The Making of a Garden (ISBN 978 0 393 73267 2).

General Fields

  • : 9780393732214
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : 0.57
  • : June 2013
  • : 236mm X 165mm X 17mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Ethne Clarke
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 712.092
  • : 191
  • : 150 colour and black-and-white illustrations