Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas

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Garden Art Press, 2008 - Architecture - 256 pages
As a genre the folly gave Europe a wonderful legacy of idiosyncratic, sometimes experimental architecture. Follies of Europe is a collection of photographs with accompanying text that illustrates the wealth and exuberance of follies, ranging from the Baroque and Rococo through Art Nouveau to the present day. Follies were built for pleasure with passion and self indulgence. They reflect and celebrate the individuals who created them. This book shows the dedication to detail that makes both the buildings and the personalities result in these unique art forms.

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Caroline Holmes is an author, broadcaster, and lecturer in garden history, as well as former chair of the Herb Society. Her most recent books include "Impressionists in their Gardens", "Water Lilies, " and "Monet at Giverny". She lives near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

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