Oxford University Press
11 May 2006
beautiful reference work
highly original, filled with iconographic and textual treasures
Oxford Companion to the Garden by Patrick Taylor (Editor)
This book provides comprehensive coverage in 1,750 entries detailing all aspects
of the garden. Every type of garden is covered, but central to the book are the
garden cultures of Italy, Britain, France, China, Japan, and the United States,
as well as coverage for countries such as Turkey, Peru, and Bali.
Devoted to gardens of every kind and the people involved
in their making, The Oxford Companion to the Garden provides comprehensive
coverage in 1,750 alphabetical entries detailing all aspects of the garden - from
the ancient to the avant-garde.
It combines a survey of the world's gardens,
biographies of garden designers, nurserymen, and others, and entries on the
worlds of horticulture and plantsmanship, with articles on a range of topics
from garden visiting to garden elements and styles, and from scientific issues
to the social history of gardens.
Sumptuous colour photographs by some of the world's best
garden photographers, and elegant engravings of historical subjects give a vivid
impression of what it is like to be in these inspirational gardens.
of garden is covered, from palace gardens such as Versailles to private gardens
of outstanding design or plant interest, public gardens, botanic gardens and
arboreta, late 20th-century land art, and contemporary gardens everywhere.
Central to the book are the garden cultures of Italy, Britain, France, China,
Japan, and the USA - unquestionably the most significant in the world - but the
geographical coverage is worldwide, including such far-flung regions as Turkey,
Peru, and Bali.
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