Edward Kemp Issue

Garden History 46: supplement 1 Autumn 2018
The Proceedings of a Symposium held at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral,
on 18 October 2107:
Edward Kemp (1817–91): Landscape Gardener

The cover of this issue shows:  The creation of lakes in Birkenhead Park provided soil and rocks that were shaped into mounds which separated and concealed the curvaceous walks and carriage drive; from James C. Niven, ‘Birkenhead Park’, The Garden, 10 (1876), p. 551 cf.

Barbara Simms Editorial

Robert Lee
Preface: Will the Real Edward Kemp Step Forward?

Elizabeth Davey
Edward Kemp (1817–91): ‘an able and useful man’

Jan Woudstra
‘One of the Ablest Landscape Gardeners’:
Edward Kemp (1817–91) in a nineteenth-century professional context

Paul Elliott
Creating Suburbia: the gardenesque,place,association and the rustic tradition;
the landscape gardening philosophy and practices of Edward Kemp (1817–91)

Katy Layton-Jones
How to Lay Out a Very Large Garden Indeed:
Edward Kemp’s Liverpool parks, their history and legacy

David Lambert
‘A Beautiful Balance’? Edward Kemp and Grosvenor Park, Chester

Chris Mayes
‘Calculated to Improve the Morals and the Taste’:
Edward Kemp’s cemetery designs in Liverpool and Birkenhead;
efficiency and aesthetics in public landscapes

Elizabeth Davey
Landscape Designs for ‘Gentlemen of Wealth’:
Edward Kemp’s private commissions

David Bawden
‘In this Book-Making Age’: Edward Kemp as writer
and communicator of horticultural knowledge

Robert Lee
The Challenge of Managing the First Publicly Funded Park:
Edward Kemp as the ‘fixed’ Superintendent of Birkenhead Park, 1843–91

Robert Lee
The Future of Edward Kemp: designed parks and cemeteries
and the role of Friends Groups

Elizabeth Davey
Gazetteer of Identified Commissions by Edward Kemp (1843–87):
by historic (pre-1974) counties

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