Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 520
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Book Description"The Garden Book" presents a diverse range of garden and landscape designers responsible for some of the most interesting and iconic gardens of all time from around the world. Gardens of Ancient Persia, the Moguls of India, and the palaces of Chinese Emperors sit side by side with contemporary gardens from the USA, Europe and Australia. Formal geometric Modernist gardens of France contrast with the traditional sweeping landscapes of the Romantic English country garden. Long-vanished wonders such as the mythical gardens of Babylon, Paradise and Eden are illustrated by artists' impressions and rare illuminated manuscripts. This volume presents 500 designers in an A-Z format that departs from the usual emphasis on genres and time periods, encouraging readers to contemplate the connections between gardens, social history and popular culture. The designers selected represent a broad variety of styles, structure and planting. Experts, as well as readers coming to garden...