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    DescriptionIn France today, the heritage of classic parterres and landscaped parks, of botanical enquiry and family kitchen gardens, provides an inspiration for fresh delights and creativity. Louisa Jones has been exploring this heritage ever since she acquired an old farmstead in southern France nearly 30 years ago. For this book, she invited the hugely talented French photographers Gilles Le Scanff and Joelle Caroline Mayer to join her on an odyssey that took them from Normandy to the Riviera, the Loire to the Pyrenees, to reveal the full extent of the Renaissance in French country gardens. Richly diverse, these gardens have been sensitively organised into six themes appealing to every taste. Features: highly fashionable Grandmothers; gardens combine fruits, herbs, flowers and vegetables in seemingly haphazard displays to offer nostalgic visions of cottage-style family life; gardens for the Five Senses, inspired by the medieval and Renaissance past, focuses on sensual stimulation; the Passion for Plants is exhibited in exotic, beautiful and novel planting schemes. Formal Fancies take the elegance of the classical parterre but endow it with contemporary wit and fantasy. Natures Ways emphasizes the protection of natural biotypes and regional landscapes. And Planetary Perspectives shows how French gardeners are giving their own creative gloss to worldwide exchanges of knowledge and resources.


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    Title
    The French Country Garden
    Subtitle
    New Growth on Old Roots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louisa Jones, Photographs by Joelle Caroline Mayer, Photographs by Gilles Le Scanff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500285206
    ISBN 10: 0500285209
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    BIC subject category V2: WMD
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BIC subject category V2: AMV
    BISAC V2.8: GAR006000, GAR014000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 712.60944
    Thema V1.0: WMD, AMV
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    236 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    26 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Louisa Jones's lectures, articles and books are a synonym for style in the world of contemporary gardens and gardening. Her many books include Gardens of Provence, Kitchen Gardens of France and Saveurs du Potager. Gilles Le Scanff and Joelle Mayer have been photographing gardens for more than twenty years for books and magazines such as Mon Jardin, Mon Maison.
    Review quote
    "'Stunning... a beautiful and sensuous book' - Irish Homes"
    Table of contents
    Introduction: French Gardens Today; 1. French Country Gardens; 2. Celebration of the Senses; 3. A Passion for Plants; 4. Formal Fancies; 5. Nature's Ways; 6. Planetary Perspectives