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LIVES OF THE GREAT GARDENERS. Stephen Anderton. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2016. Published in the U.S.A. by Thames and Hudson Inc., New York. 304 pp. with 245 ills. (199 col.). 26 x 20 cm. LC 2015-959505 ISBN 9780500518564 In English.
Publisher's description: 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 sculpture or painting; some have been hands-on nurserymen or botanists. What they all have in common is the ability to take an idea and develop it to meet the needs and aesthetics of their times. The book is organized into four thematic sections. Gardens of Ideas moves from the politically allusive gardens of eighteenth-century England to Charles Jencks's Scottish garden inspired by twenty-first-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 opens with that great exponent of the English landscape garden, "Capability" Brown, and moves on to the extraordinary Brazilian designer Roberto Burle Marx.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 70,54,55
Worldwide Number: 173970
Hardcover $50.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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