• Bookshop: Bookshop Calvello Books (United States)
  • Publishing year: 1991
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press
  • EAN: 0896599191
  • Subjects: Gardening
  • Shipment weight: 750 g
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: First Editions (stated)
  • Publishing place: New York
  • Conditions: Fine in near fine lightly sunned jacket with very minor edge-wear.

Bibliographic details

Large squarish-obong quarto (small folio) in dark green brushed cloth boads and full-color photo illustrated DJ; 356 pages; lavishly illustrated (chiefly color), plans ; 26 cm. Lavishly illustrated with color photos.Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-346) and index. Very well realized. "Full-color, captioned photographs of magnificent gardens throughout the world accompany a history of garden and landscape design that includes an examination of individual plants and design features." — Publisher. || Contents: I. Looking for Eden -- The garden in the ancient world -- Gardens before Rome -- Temples--the landscape of the gods -- Egypt -- Rome -- Town gardens -- Trees, flowers, and shrubs -- Imperial grandeur--Hadrian's villa -- II. The earthly paradise -- The Middle Ages -- The Islamic garden -- Mughal India -- III. Labors in perfection -- Italy -- France -- IV. The genius of the place -- The English garden before the revolution -- Jacobean and Caroline gardens, 1603-1649 -- The English formal garden -- The landscaping of England -- The English landscape garden outside of England -- V. Gardens of the East --The Chinese garden -- The early garden -- The private garden -- The making of a Chinese garden -- Flowers and trees -- The Japanese garden -- The paradise garden -- The tea garden -- The stroll garden -- The modern Japanese garden -- VI. The New World -- Colonial American gardens -- The changing American landscape -- Aesthetic reform -- Public parks -- Victorian garden dilemmas -- Twentient-century solutions -- The landscape architect -- Historical restorations and regional styles -- A new American style -- The modern movement. || Gardens -- History. Gardening -- History. Gardens -- Design -- History. Jardins -- Histoire. Jardinage -- Histoire. Jardins -- Architecture -- Histoire. Gardening. Gardens. Gardens -- Design. Gartenkunst Geschichte Gartenkunst. Geschichte. Landscape design. || **A large, heavy book. Extra shipping charges may apply for international & expedited orders. Weighs almost 5 lbs before packing. Please inquire.**

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