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The Lives of the Great Gardeners download book
The Lives of the Great Gardeners download book

Stephen Anderton,: The Lives of the Great Gardeners

The Lives of the Great Gardeners


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Throughout history great gardeners have risen from all walks of life. Some have been aristocratic amateur gardeners, others professional designers with an international practice. Some have come to garden-making from sister arts such as sculpture or painting; some have been hands-on nurserymen or botanists. What they all have in common, no matter where or when they were born, is the ability to take an idea and develop it in a new manner relevant to their times. The book contains four sections. 'Gardens of Ideas' moves from the politically allusive gardens of 18th-century England made by men such as William Kent, to Charles Jencks' Scottish garden inspired by 21st-century cosmography. 'Gardens of Straight Lines' explores the lives of the great formalist gardeners, from Le Notre at Versailles to the rational English minimalism of contemporary designer Christopher Bradley-Hole. 'Gardens of Curves' begins with that great exponent of the English landscape garden, 'Capability' Brown, and leads to the extraordinary Brazilian designer Roberto Burle Marx.Finally, 'Gardens of Plantsmanship' moves from the father of naturalistic planting, William Robinson, to the sweeping prairies of New York's favourite Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf. With an outstanding text by the award-winning gardens writer Stephen Anderton, this book will appeal to garden lovers everywhere.

With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. All this, plus a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos, makes this journal a must-have for fans everywhere." Mitch Albom's timeless tale, a book that readers of fine fiction and those who loved his blockbuster Tuesdays With Morrie, will treasure is now available in a specially produced paperback edition with flaps. The Lives of the Great Gardeners ebook pdf Take a trip to the zoo and meet 46 fascinating animals in this entertaining and educational little activity book. Connect the dots and you'll find a tiger in its jungle habitat, an owl perched on a tree branch, and a panda munching on bamboo leaves. You'll also create images of a water buffalo, chimpanzee, sea turtle, peacock, koala, snake, and other animals of the wild.


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Author: Stephen Anderton,
Number of Pages: 304 pages
Published Date: 08 Nov 2016
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780500518564
Download Link: Click Here
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