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The Resource At home with Beatrix Potter : the creator of Peter Rabbit, Susan Denyer

At home with Beatrix Potter : the creator of Peter Rabbit, Susan Denyer

Label
At home with Beatrix Potter : the creator of Peter Rabbit
Title
At home with Beatrix Potter
Title remainder
the creator of Peter Rabbit
Statement of responsibility
Susan Denyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume presents a combination of biographical information and description of the farm of English author Beatrix Potter (1866-1943). Potter is best known for her imaginative children's books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life. This work details the exterior and interior of Potter's Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a tiny village in the English Lake District near Ambleside which provided the backgrounds for many of her book illustrations. She fought vigorously to preserve the beauty of the Lake District and its rural ways, leaving her estate to the National Trust, Britain's leading conservation agency. Her substantial collection of Lake District antiques reflected the influential Arts & Crafts movement, which emphasized the integrity of handmade objects in a period of increasing mechanization. The book takes us on a tour of the farm, alternating the artist's original photographs and watercolors with photographs of the building and countryside as they look today. The book also includes letters and diary excerpts, further exploring the relationship between Potter's home in the Lake District and her iconic artwork
  • "As an artist and storyteller, Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the creator of Peter Rabbit, is famous throughout the world. Few of her admirers in America, however, are aware of the important role she played in protecting some of England's most beautiful landscapes and in creating romantic interiors and a lovely garden at Hill Top, the farmhouse she bought in the Lake District in 1905. Her picturesque house and the breathtaking scenery around it inspired many of her stories and drawings. This book is the first to look at the intimate connection between the English countryside and Potter's work." "Illustrated by superb photographs, the book offers a room-by-room tour of Hill Top. The seventeenth-century farmhouse, which remains as Beatrix Potter left it, fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning a house full of old furniture and beautiful objects. Here, the author's unforgettable watercolors are shown alongside photographs of their real-life settings."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denyer, Susan
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6031.O72
LC item number
Z585 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Potter, Beatrix
  • Conservationists
  • Authors, English
  • Artists
  • Children's stories
  • Children's stories
  • Women conservationists
  • Women authors, English
  • Women artists
  • Lake District (England)
Label
At home with Beatrix Potter : the creator of Peter Rabbit, Susan Denyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Family and Holiday Homes
  • Furnishing Hill Top
  • A Tour of Hill Top
  • Hill Top Garden
  • Sawrey Tales
  • Farming Life
  • Beatrix Potter: Short Biography
  • Map of Beatrix Potter's Lake District
Control code
42290505
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780810941120
Lccn
99044929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Label
At home with Beatrix Potter : the creator of Peter Rabbit, Susan Denyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Family and Holiday Homes
  • Furnishing Hill Top
  • A Tour of Hill Top
  • Hill Top Garden
  • Sawrey Tales
  • Farming Life
  • Beatrix Potter: Short Biography
  • Map of Beatrix Potter's Lake District
Control code
42290505
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780810941120
Lccn
99044929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map

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