Russell Page

(1906—1985) garden designer and landscape architect

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Cooperation Without Trust? By Karen S. Cook, Russell Hardin and Margaret Levi Russell Sage, 2005. 253 pages. $32.50 (cloth)

Deflecting Immigration: Networks, Markets, and Regulation in Los Angeles By Ivan Light Russell Sage Foundation. 2006. 272 pages. $35 cloth

The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism By Nancy DiTomaso Russell Sage Foundation. 2013. 432 pages. $42.50 paper

Family Consequences of Children's Disabilities By Dennis Hogan Russell Sage Foundation. 2012. 132 pages. $27.50 paper

Why Are So Many Americans in Prison? By Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll Russell Sage Foundation. 2013. 336 pages. $45 paperback

The American People: Census 2000 Edited by Farley Reynolds and John Haaga Russell Sage Foundation, 2005. 456 pages. $35 (cloth)

Encountering American Faultlines: Race, Class, and the Dominican Experience in Providence By José Itzigsohn Russell Sage Foundation. 2009. 238 pages. $37.50 cloth

Epidemic City: The Politics of Public Health in New York By James Colgrove Russell Sage Foundation. 2011. 360 pages. $29.95 paper

Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970 By Claude S. Fischer Russell Sage Foundation. 2011. 176 pages. $24.95 paper

American Memories: Atrocities and the Law By Joachim J. Savelsberg and Ryan D. King Russell Sage Foundation. 2011. 224 pages. $37.50 cloth

Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children By Hirokazu Yoshikawa Russell Sage Foundation. 2011. 208 pages. $24.95 paper

Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress By Becky Pettit Russell Sage Foundation. 2012. 141 pages. $29.95 paper

Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s By Arne L. Kalleberg Russell Sage Foundation. 2011. 292 pages. $37.50 clothGood Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone By Paul Osterman and Beth Shulman Russell Sage Foundation. 2011. 181 pages. $24.95 paper

Legba’s Crossing: Narratology in the African Atlantic. Heather Russell. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009. 224 pages. $44.95 cloth; $24.95 paper.

Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation of Cambodian and Hmong Refugees in Four American Cities By Jeremy Hein Russell Sage Foundation. 2006. 309 pages. $37.50, cloth


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(1906–85), English garden designer and author who started his career in collaboration with Geoffrey Jellicoe from 1935 to 1939. His work was classical in inspiration, strongly influenced by Renaissance Italy and 17th-century France, but he was also a learned plantsman—as he accurately said, ‘I know more about plants than most designers, and more about design than most plantsmen.’ He worked in Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the USA. Most of his gardens were designed for private clients but his work may be seen by the public at Longleat (Wiltshire), Port Lympne (Kent), Leeds Castle (Kent), La Mortella (Italy), the Frick Collection (New York), and, one of his last works, the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at the PepsiCo Headquarters in New York State. The gardens he designed in Battersea Park (London) for the Festival of Britain in 1951 were partly reinstated in 2003. He combined the skills of a designer with the practical gifts of a skilful horticulturist—certainly in his early days he often carried out his planting schemes himself—and frequently returned to the gardens he had designed to see how they were evolving. His book The Education of a Gardener (1962) remains one of the finest and most approachable books on the principles of garden design with many acute opinions of famous gardens. Acknowledged or not, he has been one of the most influential 20th-century garden designers.

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