New gardens in Provence: 30 contemporary creations

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Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Oct 1, 2006 - Gardening - 271 pages
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Provence today is a paradise for garden makers, a natural haven where designers from all over the world mingle with homegrown family gardeners and local horticulturists. Few places have seen as many contemporary garden creations, in as wide a variety: from picturesque to minimalist, private to public, suburban plot to rural field, miniature landscape to vast environment. New Gardens in ProvenceV features 30 of the most extraordinary recent gardens in this remarkable region. Written by Louisa Jones, a specialist in Provencal food and culture and author of the now-classic Gardens in Provence, this breathtaking book visits new gardens along the Côte d'Azur, in Marseilles, Saint-Rémy, and Aix, and throughout the gorgeous countryside of southeastern France. Almost 300 stunning photographs take us behind the garden gate to experience the beauty of meadow and woodland tableaux, magnificent stone terracing, formal topiary arrangements, lush flowerbeds, and even a mountainside project by artist Andy Goldsworthy.

While these man-made landscapes may reflect international trends in garden design, they never lose their harmony with the countryside. As this beautiful book demonstrates, today's gardens are not only a reflection of the region's “sense of place,” but also an integral part of the Provencal art de vivre. Provence today is a paradise for garden makers, a natural haven where designers from all over the world mingle with homegrown family gardeners and local horticulturists. Few places have seen as many contemporary garden creations, in as wide a variety: from picturesque to minimalist, private to public, suburban plot to rural field, miniature landscape to vast environment. New Gardens in ProvenceV features 30 of the most extraordinary recent gardens in this remarkable region. Written by Louisa Jones, a specialist in Provencal food and culture and author of the now-classic Gardens in Provence, this breathtaking book visits new gardens along the Côte d'Azur, in Marseilles, Saint-Rémy, and Aix, and throughout the gorgeous countryside of southeastern France. Almost 300 stunning photographs take us behind the garden gate to experience the beauty of meadow and woodland tableaux, magnificent stone terracing, formal topiary arrangements, lush flowerbeds, and even a mountainside project by artist Andy Goldsworthy.

While these man-made landscapes may reflect international trends in garden design, they never lose their harmony with the countryside. As this beautiful book demonstrates, today's gardens are not only a reflection of the region's “sense of place,” but also an integral part of the Provencal art de vivre.

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Contents

In a Var Suburb
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A Restaurant Garden in Monaco
34
A Farm with a View in the Luberon
40
Story Telling
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A Bastide in the Alpilles id
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A Seajront Villa Near Cannes
84
Sculpted Landscapes
133
ln a Mountain Chateau Park
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The Alchemists Gardens and
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About the author (2006)

Louisa Jones and her husband began gardening in southern France after buying an old farmstead surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees in 1975. Her exploration of the surrounding region led to her first book, "Garderns of Provence", in 1992, followed by "Provence: A Country Almanac, Gardens of the French Riviera", and "The New Provencal Cuisine". Now she has enlarged her scope to all of France, exploring each region's traditions in the art of vegetable gardening.

BRUNO SUET studied architecture before pursuing a career in photography. He contributes to a range of magazines, is the author of the award-winning book "Le Temps du thi", and has presented his work in numerous exhibitions.

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