Gardens

Gardens

by Ovidio Guaita, Valeria Manferto de Fabianis
     
 

This gorgeous little volume takes readers on a tour of the finest gardens on five continents, including The Getty Museum Gardens in Los Angeles, the gardens of Peterhof Palace in Russia, and Versailles. Spectacular photographs capture the stunningly cultivated grounds and meticulously tended flower beds of these world-renowned green havens. Chapters on mazes and…  See more details below

Overview

This gorgeous little volume takes readers on a tour of the finest gardens on five continents, including The Getty Museum Gardens in Los Angeles, the gardens of Peterhof Palace in Russia, and Versailles. Spectacular photographs capture the stunningly cultivated grounds and meticulously tended flower beds of these world-renowned green havens. Chapters on mazes and labyrinths, temples and gazebos, and greenhouses provide insight into the heritage, history, architectural styles, and influences of the cultures that created these gardens. A chapter on furnishing the garden demonstrates how decorative elements can enhance the natural beauty of gardens both humble and grand. Facts on the world’s most famous gardens provide an ideal complement to these glorious photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788854403758
Publisher:
White Star Publishers
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Series:
CubeBook Series
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 6.40(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

Valeria Manferto De Fabianis has collaborated on the production of television documentaries and articles for a number of major magazines. She has also published many photography books including most titles in the CubeBook series. She co-founded Edizioni White Star in 1984 with Marcello Bertinetti and is currently the publishing company’s editorial director.

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