Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration and Insights from the Painter's Gardens

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In this best-selling book Elizabeth Murray discusses the development and maintenance of Claude Monet’s Giverny estate as well as Monet’s color theories, design elements, and use of light and shade. Richly illustrated with Murray’s lush photographs of the present-day Giverny gardens, Monet’s Passion also offers full-color illustrations of the gardens drawn to scale and four Giverny-based garden plans that can be executed anywhere.

144 pages, over 50 color photographs plus black-and-white historical photos, size: 8 3/4 x 8 3/4". Quarterbound (Hardcover book) with ribbon marker.

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In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration, and Insights from the Painter's Gardens, this completely revised edition of Elizabeth Murray's best-selling book offers new text, new images, and new garden plans based on Claude Monet's spectacular gardens at Giverny.

A professional gardener and artist, Murray helped to restore the Giverny gardens in the 1980s and has since enjoyed privileged access to the site, where she returns annually to capture Monet's passion at its most radiant and riotous. In this redesigned, updated edition, Murray discusses the development and history of Monet's Giverny estate and brings new insight to Monet s approach to gardening and design. Emphasizing his keen understanding of color balance and his genius for maximizing the effects of light, Murray explores the favorite color combinations and techniques with which Monet experimented in both painting and gardening--each pursuit informing the other. Murray's lush photographs chronicle the present-day gardens, and a section titled 'Bringing Giverny Home' provides detailed Giverny-based garden plans that can be applied anywhere. Full-color illustrations of the gardens, a list of the plants originally used by Monet, and a plant cultivation section round out this immensely helpful guide to creating year-round beauty in one's own backyard.

About the Author:

Author, photographer, painter, and garden designer Elizabeth Murray assisted in the restoration of Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny, France, and has been photographing them annually for more than twenty-five years. Her work is housed in several museums and private collections, including the De Young Museum of San Francisco and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Murray is the author of numerous gardening and art books, including Painterly Photography: Awakening the Artist Within and Cultivating Sacred Space: Gardening for the Soul. She resides in Monterey, California, where she designs gardens as healing spaces and teaches creativity classes using photography, painting, and flowers.

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