The Glory of Gardens

The Glory of Gardens

2,000 Years of Writings on Garden Design

Book - 2006
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Sweeping in scope and stunning in execution, The Glory of Gardens collects the writings of more than 100 contemporary and ancient garden designers, landscape architects, poets, philosophers, statesmen, and scientists in a compendium that covers two thousand years of gardening traditions. Organized by topics such as "Principles," "Color," "Unity and Variety," "Plant Selection," and "Structure," this is the only book available in English that explores gardening customs from around the globe, including those of Western, Islamic, Japanese, and Chinese civilizations. Accompanying the essays are dazzling photographs of some of the world's most breathtaking gardens-several designed by the book's contributors. Brief quotations from writers and thinkers complement the text, making The Glory of Gardens an invaluable volume-and a perfect gift-for gardeners, architects, scholars, and cultural historians alike.

Baker & Taylor
A sweeping compilation of essays and writings by landcape architects, garden designers, poets, philosophers, statesmen, and scientists from around the world chronicles two millennia of garden design, in a volume that is arranged by topics including "Color," "Plant Selection," "Unity and Variety," "Principles," and "Structure."

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2006
ISBN: 9780810955417
Branch Call Number: 712 GLORY
Characteristics: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Tilden, Scott J.


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