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Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places
     

Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places

by Patrick Kinmonth, Tessa Traeger
 
An evocation of the British garden past, present, and future, A Gardener's Labyrinth celebrates 50 visionary gardeners and their glorious gardens. Illustrated with outstanding images by acclaimed photographer Tessa Traeger, the book reveals a history of gardens from tiny city allotments to country estates and formality to wilderness, as seen through the eyes of

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An evocation of the British garden past, present, and future, A Gardener's Labyrinth celebrates 50 visionary gardeners and their glorious gardens. Illustrated with outstanding images by acclaimed photographer Tessa Traeger, the book reveals a history of gardens from tiny city allotments to country estates and formality to wilderness, as seen through the eyes of those who have shaped them. Whether as designers or writers, horticulturists or conservationists, explorers or scholars, all have enriched and furthered the tradition of gardening. Patrick Kinmonth unravels the principles and philosophies that have informed the gardeners' work and explores new directions for gardens of the future. A brief biography of each gardener completes this elegant book, designed by Stephen Gan of Visionaire magazine.


About the Author:
Tessa Traeger has worked at Rossetti Studios in London since the 1960s. She is best known for her still-life photographs taken with large-format cameras, many of which were published in British Vogue. Her award-winning work is represented in major international museum collections. Patrick Kinmonth has created set and costume designs for opera houses around the world. He has also designed major museum exhibitions. As Art Director of British Vogue, Kinmonth has worked with some of the most important photographers of his time.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Measuring 15 inches across, this massive work explores the personal places of 50 gardeners who are famous-at least in the United Kingdom. Its scale allows you to fall into the secret landscapes of Barbara Hepworth, Penelope Hophouse, Charles Jencks, Christopher Brickell, Roy Lancaster, and other deities in landscape design. The work is divided into five sections: "The Garden Proposed," "The Garden Described," "The Garden Planted," "The Garden Preserved," and "The Garden Explored." This logical progression takes you on a fantastic tour of some of the most interesting and beautiful gardens in the world. As proven by Jencks's Garden of Cosmic Speculation and Fergus Garrett's Great Dixter, anything is possible with sufficient imagination, funds, space, and plants. This wonderful, seductive new work should finds its way to the coffee tables and the hearts of any gardener who dreams. An absolute requirement for public and college libraries with strong collections in horticulture and landscape architecture.-Edward J. Valauskas, Lib. & Plant Information Office, Chicago Botanic Garden Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861542496
Publisher:
Booth-Clibborn Editions
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
SLIPCASE
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
10.62(w) x 15.12(h) x 1.50(d)

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