Thai Garden Style

Thai Garden Style

by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, William Warren
     
 
Thailand is home to some of the world's most stunning tropical gardens. This extraordinary book captures the best of these gardens in sumptuous photographs and detailed text, describing over 30 of them in rich detail. With information on the history of Thai gardens and an invaluable section on tropical gardening techniques, Thai Garden Style is sure to appeal to

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Thailand is home to some of the world's most stunning tropical gardens. This extraordinary book captures the best of these gardens in sumptuous photographs and detailed text, describing over 30 of them in rich detail. With information on the history of Thai gardens and an invaluable section on tropical gardening techniques, Thai Garden Style is sure to appeal to gardening enthusiasts and professional landscape designers as well as anyone interested in the nature and culture of Thailand.

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Library Journal
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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