The Garden Book

The Garden Book

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 123 x 163 x 25mm | 522g
  • Phaidon Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • mini format
  • 445 colour and 55 b&w photographs, glossary
  • 0714843555
  • 9780714843551
  • 169,579

Review quote

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

Table of contents

The 500 designers; glossary of technical terms; directory of more

Review Text

'You get more beauty here for £5.95 than most eyes are ever likely to see.' (Ink)   'Read it and relax.' (The Times)   'A good introduction to the pioneers who defined modern gardening.' (Garden Answers)   'This highly accessible overview of 500 garden designers covers gardens and landscapes as diverse as ancient Persia, classical Europe and the contemporary United States.' (The Indianapolis Star)show more