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Elements of Garden Design

Joe Eck

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ISBN 10: 0805037195 / ISBN 13: 9780805037197
Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover, 164 pages in fine condition with fine dustjacket. 1st edition, 1st printing. Illustrated with beautiful line-drawings by Lisa Brroks. A rhetoric of designing gardens- a series of succinctly expressed and easily grasped definitions of key concepts, useful to the complete novice and the experienced professional. Explore the mysteries of garden design, forming an indispensable primer on the making of a garden.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005690

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Title: Elements of Garden Design

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Lisa Brooks

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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In Elements of Garden Design, Joe Eck has created a rhetoric of designing gardens - a series of succinctly expressed and easily grasped definitions of key concepts, useful both to the complete novice and the experienced professional. These essays explore the mysteries of garden design, forming an indispensable primer on the making of a garden.
The book is illustrated with thirty-five line drawings by Lisa Brooks that visually support the main concern, which is to address at once the abstract thought that goes into the shaping of a garden as well as its concrete realization. The most theoretical concepts, such as "intention" or "harmony," are discussed and illustrated alongside the most practical - such as decks, fences, gateways, utility areas, vegetable gardens, and places for children to play.
The publication of Elements of Garden Design, already acclaimed by important garden writers and designers in America and England, is a significant event in American gardening. It is destined to be a bible for the growing number of serious American gardeners.

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"The great problem with rules," writes Joe Eck, "is that once they are laid down people tend to obey them." In this slender book of essays about gardening, Eck's goal is less to provide diagrams and formulas about how to build a garden than to share with the more experienced gardener his philosophy of why garden in the first place and what it is that can make a garden so pleasing to the eye and the soul.

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