Crowe, Dame Sylvia

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Crowe, Dame Sylvia (1901–97). English landscape-architect. From 1945 she was a landscape consultant for the New Towns (e.g. Basildon, Harlow), and for new power stations. In 1964 she was appointed to advise the Forestry Commission, in which position she argued for a respect for ecological principles. From 1969 she was involved in the landscaping of areas round reservoirs. She designed the master-plan for the Commonwealth Gardens, Canberra, Australia, and the roof-garden of the Scottish Widows' Fund building in Edinburgh (1976). Her writings included Garden Design (1958, 1994), The Landscape of Power (1958), The Landscape of Roads (1960), and (with M. Mitchell) The Pattern of Landscape (1988).


S. Harvey (ed.) (1987);
Jane Turner (1996)