The Book of Garden Design

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Macmillan, 1991 - Gardening - 352 pages
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An incredible, oversized volume with more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations, The Book of Garden Design examines the actual mechanics of garden design--putting pencil to paper and transforming those initial ideas into a fully realized garden.

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User Review  - ruric - LibraryThing

Excellent and practical handbook for garden design. Split into 9 sections. 1. What is a garden? 2. Learning to design: principles, language, drawing skills, using a grid, design alternative. 3 ... Read full review

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Brookes has based this book on years of teaching at his School of Landscape Design in England. Knowledgeable in both residential garden design and plant care, he has created a very useful outline of ... Read full review


Editor for the American edition Pam Hoenig Introduction 7
First published in Great Britain in 1991 LEARNING TO DESIGN
Henrietta Street London WC2E 8PS The Language of Design

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John Brookes has often been described as the world's most influential landscape designer, both because the gardens he has created for his clients and his teaching of the art spans five continents, and because his books have been bestsellers since his groundbreaking classic Room Outside was first published in 1969. Brookes' own training among the giants of 20th-century landscape design and his international career have given him a unique perspective on our changing attitude to the garden, and he has consistently shown us the best of the new landscaping trends. Natural Landscapes is a must-have resource for gardeners who want to improve their environment, and also for anyone who cares about good landscape design.

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