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The Tudor Garden: 1485-1603
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The Tudor Garden: 1485-1603

by Twigs Way
 

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Contrived, colourful, and cultured, the garden of the Tudor period was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twined plants vying for space between brightly painted woodwork, and patterned beds of coloured soils. Renaissance discoveries reared their head in royal gardens, as traditional

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Contrived, colourful, and cultured, the garden of the Tudor period was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twined plants vying for space between brightly painted woodwork, and patterned beds of coloured soils. Renaissance discoveries reared their head in royal gardens, as traditional _x000B_gold and green heraldic figures mingled with fantastical sundials and glittering fountains. Walls kept out the wild world beyond, whilst mounts permitted glimpses to new parklands, and provided raised platforms for the banqueting houses of the wealthy. Ever-changing with newly introduced exotic plants and yet never changing with year round knot gardens, the Tudor garden was an exciting pageant which this book seeks to explore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747812142
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,154,394
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author


Twigs Way is a garden historian who specialises in the social and political aspects of gardens and landscapes. Her other books for Shire include Allotments, Garden Gnomes, Topiary, and Gertrude Jekyll.

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