Great Gardens, Great Designers

Great Gardens, Great Designers

by George Plumptre
     
 

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Glorious garden design is a sight to behold. However, for a full appreciation it is important to be familiar with its history. It is an art form, and George Plumptre, with the aid of gorgeous full-color photographs, has succeeded in making it not only fascinating but easily understood. Understanding the evolution of garden designs, from Victorian, Edwardian, and

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Glorious garden design is a sight to behold. However, for a full appreciation it is important to be familiar with its history. It is an art form, and George Plumptre, with the aid of gorgeous full-color photographs, has succeeded in making it not only fascinating but easily understood. Understanding the evolution of garden designs, from Victorian, Edwardian, and Classicist to Modernist and Post-War, will provide a deeper appreciation of function, structure, expanse and landscape. Increased insight is gained by Plumptre's coverage of a wide range of gardening greats, including Vita Sackville-West and John Brookes. The structure of modern design and its incorporation of border planting, water, and ornaments, as well as hedges, trees, and shrubs, demonstrate a number of stunning effects. Through the heroes, history, and essence of gardening, Plumptre informs and inspires.

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Using beautiful color photos featuring garden vistas and black-and-white photos of garden designers and garden sketches, Plumptre covers modern garden design from the Arts and Crafts Movement of the 19th century to the present time. Plumptre makes good use of his credentials as an authority on garden design in capturing the ideas and designs of the most prominent English practitioners as seen through European and American gardens. The latter part of the book covers architecture, formal and informal shapes, borders, water features, ornaments, shrubs and trees, and small gardens as elements of garden design. This is an ideal source for the reader who needs pertinent information on garden design with an emphasis on English designers. The absence of a bibliography is remedied by the numerous bibliographical references throughout the text to source material. Useful for larger public and academic libraries collecting in the garden design area.-Dale Luchsinger, Athens Area Technical Inst., Ga.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841880211
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.47(d)

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