The Garden Book

4.04 avg rating
( 49 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780714843551: The Garden Book

The Garden Book presents a diverse range of designers responsible for some of the most interesting and iconic gardens and landscapes 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 United States and Europe. Like The Art Book, this book presents 500 designers in an A-Z format that departs from the usual emphasis on genres and time periods. The gardens are carefully selected, on the basis of key figures in landscape architecture, to illustrate the influence of each on the various traditions of gardening around the globe. They range, therefore, from the palaces of kings to the all-consuming passions - often bordering on obsession - of amateur enthusiasts. Written in an accessible way, the text explains the role of each chosen figure in the development of the garden, as well as the important changes to the garden over time. Each designer is represented by a full-page illustration, mostly in colour, of their most significant garden. Long-vanished wonders, such as the mythical gardens of Babylon, are illustrated by artists' impressions and engravings. Each page includes meticulous cross-references to other designers working in a similar style, movement or time period, as well as biographical information about the designer. The book also includes an easy-to-use glossary of terms and movements, as well as an extensive directory of gardens.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'Small but perfectly informed ... True to horticultural ideals, the tiny size entails no loss of elegance or variety: it's a bonsai version of the original.' (Independent) 'You get more beauty here for GBP5.95 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) 'A truly sumptuous encyclopeida ... its range is magnificent - from ancient China and India to Renaissance Italy to modern Los Angeles.' (Sunday Telegraph Magazine)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Editors of Phaidon Press
Published by Phaidon Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0714843555 ISBN 13: 9780714843551
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0714843555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Editors of Phaidon Press
Published by Phaidon Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0714843555 ISBN 13: 9780714843551
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Min. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0714843555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Editors of Phaidon Press
Published by Phaidon Inc Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0714843555 ISBN 13: 9780714843551
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Inc Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. min edition. 512 pages. 6.25x4.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0714843555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.65
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Patrick Bowe, Barbara Abbs, Kathryn Bradley-Hole,
ISBN 10: 0714843555 ISBN 13: 9780714843551
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97807148435511.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Editors of Phaidon Press
Published by Phaidon Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0714843555 ISBN 13: 9780714843551
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110714843555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Editors of Phaidon Press
Published by Phaidon Press
ISBN 10: 0714843555 ISBN 13: 9780714843551
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0714843555 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1246923

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Editors of Phaidon Press
Published by Phaidon Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0714843555 ISBN 13: 9780714843551
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AHA-BUCH
(Einbeck, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phaidon Press, 2003. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - A sumptuously illustrated A-Z guide to 500 garden designers worldwide. 520 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000392103

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 33.48
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds