Icons of Garden Design Caroline Holmes

ISBN: 9783791324623

Published: April 1st 2001

Hardcover

176 pages


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Icons of Garden Design  by  Caroline Holmes

Icons of Garden Design by Caroline Holmes
April 1st 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9783791324623 | 7.67 Mb

Through 80 iconic gardens, illustrated with over 300 color images, this book traces the development of garden design worldwide from medieval gardens to contemporary creations. As well as the classic gardens of Blenheim, Monticello, Versailles, Stowe,MoreThrough 80 iconic gardens, illustrated with over 300 color images, this book traces the development of garden design worldwide from medieval gardens to contemporary creations. As well as the classic gardens of Blenheim, Monticello, Versailles, Stowe, and Vauxle-Vicomte, the book includes gardens of the East -- Daisen-in and Katsura Rikyu in Japan, the Summer Palace Royal Gardens in Beijing -- along with Indian, Sri Lankan, Finnish, Russian, Swedish, Polish and Brazilian gardens among many others.Written by an international team of garden historians, the texts on each garden discuss its development and influences, and include a timeline, glossary, and bibliographical references for further reading.

An in-depth introduction by Caroline Holmes explores the pre-history of gardening and sets each icon in its broader context. The result is a fascinating and informative contribution to the history of garden design.



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