Tunnard, Christopher

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Tunnard, Christopher (1910–79). Canadian-born landscape-architect. Settling in England in 1928 he designed gardens for several modern houses, including Chermayeff's Bentley Wood, Halland, Sussex (1938–9), which he illustrated in his influential Gardens in the Modern Landscape (1938), on the strength of which Gropius invited him to Harvard. The experience seems to have chastened him, for in the 1948 edition of his book he toned down the intemperate remarks on C19 garden design, and, significantly, attacked International Modern architecture. His latter years were spent teaching at Yale, working in the field of preserving historic buildings, and writing his history of urban developments in the USA.


Tunnard (1938, 1953);
Tunnard & and Pushkarev (1981)

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