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The Garden: Elements and Styles

The Garden: Elements and Styles

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The definitive reference guide to garden design, its rich history and the creative art of gardening - a luxuriously illustrated A to Z compendium of more than 200 garden elements, styles, features and ornaments for gardeners around the globe.

With its easy-to-use A-Z format, The Garden examines over 200 modern and historical garden styles, features, species and ornaments, with definitions and informative descriptions and more than 500 spectacular images. This accessible, inspirational book is suitable for both amateur gardeners and professionals alike.

From Allée, Borrowed Landscape and Coastal Garden to Minimalism, New Perennial Planting, Pool, Vista and Xeriscape Garden, entries by garden expert and historian Toby Musgrave - author of the Phaidon bestseller The Gardener's Garden - form a unique, illustrated 'glossary " for gardeners, presenting more than 400 public and private, well-known and lesser-known gardens.

Examples include designs such as the Baroque Gardens of Versailles and rarely published tropical courtyards by contemporary designers, as well as artistic creations such as Frida Kahlo's courtyard in Mexico and Derek Jarman's coastal garden in Dungeness, England. In addition to the work of private garden owners and designers, the book also features the work of up-and-coming and well-known designers, including Andrea Cochran, Emily Erlam, Raymond Jungles, Dan Pearson and Piet Oudolf.

Whether creating an English cottage garden or cultivating a Japanese Zen landscape, the diversity and beauty of The Garden will inspire gardeners and garden lovers everywhere like never before.

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About Phaedo

Phaidon is the world's leading publisher of creative arts. They work with the world's most influential authors to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon looks back on a long and successful history as an art book publisher with over 1,500 printed titles. In 2023 Phaedo will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

About the author

dr Toby Musgrave is an expert on garden history. He has developed and presented the BBC Radio 4 series The British Garden and has written for many magazines and newspapers. He teaches garden history at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad and has also lectured at Oxford University and the Royal Horticultural Society. He was a consulting editor for The Gardener's Garden (2014) and is the author of Green Escapes (2018), both published by Phaidon.

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Format: Hardcover
Size: 245 × 210 mm (9 5/8 × 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 304 pages
Illustrations: 550 illustrations
ISBN: 9781838666163
Language: English

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