Garden ornament: five hundred years of nature, art, and artifice

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Doubleday, Jan 1, 1990 - Architecture - 256 pages
An inspiration for every gardener, this exquisitely produced work is a history of garden ornament and a comprehensive source book for those interested in making their gardens more beautiful. 400 illustrations.

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Contents

Preface
6
Gardens and history from ancient Egypt
25
Ornament and its application
39
Copyright

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Plumptre is one of the foremost authorities on garden design. He was educated at Radley and Jesus College, Cambridge where he gained an honours degree in History. He embarked on a career as an author, editor and journalist. He moved to South Africa in 1997 as Sotheby's first resident director.

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