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The Garden Book by Editors of Phaidon Press

The Garden Book

by Editors of Phaidon Press, Tim Richardson (Editor)

Other authors: Barbara Abbs, Stefan Buczacki (Foreword)

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A book of commonplace pictures and very cmall font commentary. Interesting, but difficult to use.
  drbrendan | Jul 8, 2016 |
500 pages, 1 photo and 1 garden designer per page. Gardeners range over all human history from such notables as Wordsworth, Sackville-West, Capability Brown, Olmsted, and God (who gets a shoutout for his influential but, alas, shortlived Eden project) to humbler devotees of horticulture such as Jose Maria Azuel Franco Guerrero, the Ecuadorian topiary master. This book has given me inspiration to tackle my own bland backyard. ( )
  rameau | Feb 22, 2008 |
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Abbs, Barbarasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0714843555, Paperback)

Each designer is represented by a full-page illustration, mostly in colour, of their most significant garden and an accompanying text that describes the image and discusses the type of garden and its role in the further development of the tradition. Each page includes cross-references to other designers working in a similar style, movement, or time period, as well as biographical information about the designer, and complete data on the garden reproduced.

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Illustrated survey of 500 of the world's most influential garden makers-designers, patrons and owners and their gardens.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0714843555, 071483985X

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