The Water Garden: Styles, Designs, and Visions
George PlumptreISBN: 0500282005;
Book DescriptionThis inspirational book, with specially commissioned photography by Hugh Palmer, illustrates and discusses grand and small water gardens throughout the world, from the formal Islamic masterpieces of Granada and Kashmir to the tranquil gardens of Kyoto in Japan. All the principal schools of garden design in America and Europe are also included. The ingenuity of the Italian garden, with its brilliant aquatic engineering and variety of water features?chutes, staircases, fountains, and grottoes?is captured in stunning views, as are the grand vistas of Versailles and other gardens in the French style, the "natural" look of English landscaping, the smaller-scale pleasures of stream and pond gardens, and the profusion of tropical gardens. Present-day instances include Geoffrey Jellicoe's finest gardens and designs by Roberto Burle Marx. Details and close-ups are included throughout, as are examples of the remarkable variety of water features that have...
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