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Sweeping in scope and stunning in execution, The Glory of Gardens collects the writings of more than 100 contemporary and ancient garden designers, landscape architects, poets, philosophers, statesmen, and scientists in a compendium that covers two thousand years of gardening traditions. Organized by topics such as "Principles," "Color," "Unity and Variety," "Plant Selection," and "Structure," this is the only book available in English that explores gardening customs from around the globe, including those of Western, Islamic, Japanese, and Chinese civilizations. Accompanying the essays are dazzling photographs of some of the world's most breathtaking gardens-several designed by the book's contributors. Brief quotations from writers and thinkers complement the text, making The Glory of Gardens an invaluable volume-and a perfect gift-for gardeners, architects, scholars, and cultural historians alike.
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Scott J. Tilden is the editor of several architecture books, including American Synagogues, Architecture for Art, and Daniel H. Burnham: Visionary Architect and City Planner. He lives in Connecticut.From Booklist:
Figures from history emerge alongside modern-day gardening mavens in a treasury of opinionated essays and philosophizing commentary that covers every aspect of garden design. Editor Tilden achieves great scope by giving voice to 2,000 years of musings on garden design by Chinese emperors, Roman poets, and influential, avant-garde landscape architects, writings usefully organized by topic, be it site or structure, plant selection or color. Beautiful photographs illustrate this fascinating trove of writings wonderfully representative of how great minds view the natural world, and how gardeners attempt to shape either private sanctuaries or public domains for sensory pleasure or spiritual sustenance. Aesthetic principles and practical problems have provided food for thought for eons, as witnessed by the book's cultural panoply of voices bestowing words of wisdom. For the neophyte gardener or the professional designer, there is much to appreciate and to savor in this beautifully produced compilation. Alice Joyce
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