Thai Garden Style

Thai Garden Style

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, William Warren
     
 

Containing over 250 photographs by world-renowned Italian photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and authoritative text by gardening expert William Warren, Thai Garden Style is a unique book. Showcasing many of the finest contemporary Thai gardens in lavish colour, it contains a wealth of botanical - and other - information. Some of the gardens are in private homes,… See more details below

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Containing over 250 photographs by world-renowned Italian photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and authoritative text by gardening expert William Warren, Thai Garden Style is a unique book. Showcasing many of the finest contemporary Thai gardens in lavish colour, it contains a wealth of botanical - and other - information. Some of the gardens are in private homes, others in top international hotels and resorts, and each is a fantastic portrayal of tropical luxuriance. Opening with a cultural and historical introduction to Thai gardens, detailing the differences between palace, temple and house gardens, the book then takes a tour through some of the most stunning gardens you may see in Thailand today, many of which have never been photographed before. Divided into three garden sections - metropolitan Bangkok, the coastal areas in the south and the mountains around Chiang Mai - Warren examines the different styles in design and decoration and the wealth and variety of plant life. The book closes with an absorbing account of Warren's extensive gardening career in Thailand and a section aimed at people with small gardens, offering practical tips for making imaginative use of limited spaces.

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Thailand's temperate climate allows the gardener to grow a wide range of plants, yet heavy rains and frequent flooding often present challenges. This work offers a stunning tour of over 30 public and private Thai gardens whose owners have overcome these obstacles and wisely used their native flora to create lush retreats. The book begins with a brief cultural history of Thailand that examines how garden styles evolved, but the bulk of the book profiles individual gardens at resorts, hotels, and private residences in Bangkok, southern Thailand, and the cooler regions to the north. Tettoni's stunning photography is the highlight of the book, with over 250 images ranging from close-ups of specific plants to expansive garden vistas. Warren, a noted authority on Thai gardens, concludes with a section on his career as a garden designer in Thailand. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in tropical gardens or Thai culture and is essential for libraries with strong horticultural collections.Phillip Oliver, Univ. of North Alabama Lib., Florence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789625931371
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.09(d)

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