The Garden Book

The Garden Book


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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 520 pages
  • Dimensions: 123mm x 163mm x 25mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714843555
  • ISBN 13: 9780714843551
  • Illustrations note: 445 colour and 55 b&w photographs, glossary
  • Sales rank: 130,991

Product description

Each designer is represented by a full-page illustration, mostly in colour, of their most significant garden and an accompanying text that describes the image and discusses the type of garden and its role in the further development of the tradition. Each page includes cross-references to other designers working in a similar style, movement, or time period, as well as biographical information about the designer, and complete data on the garden reproduced.

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Review quote

'A truly sumptuous encyclopedia ... its range is magnificent - from ancient China and India to Renaissance Italy to modern Los Angeles.'

Table of contents

The 500 designers; glossary of technical terms; directory of gardens.