The most beautiful gardens in the world

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Oct 20, 2004 - Gardening - 259 pages
Gardens are unique creations, reflecting not only the landscape, flora, and climate of their environments but also the heritage, the history, architectural styles, and influences, of the cultures that made them. From the fountain gardens of the Iranian desert to the whimsical Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland, from the Zen gardens of Buddhist temples to the Impressionist gardens in Giverny, the huge variety of gardens around the globe is a testament to our age-old desire to tame and refashion nature.
In "The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World photographer Alain Le Toquin celebrates the diversity of these manmade landscapes, capturing 31 of the greatest public and private gardens on five continents, including Majorelle in Morocco, the Versailles gardens outside Paris, the Keukenhof flower show park in The Netherlands, and the Huntington Gardens in California. With more than 150 images and 12 gatefolds featuring spectacular panoramic photographs, this gorgeous book will captivate travelers and garden admirers alike, and will inspire gardeners themselves with fresh ideas for design, horticulture, and use.

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Gorgeous photographs by French luminary le Toquin render this impressive coffee-table tome one of the most awe-inspiring garden books in years, and lively text by Bosser only heightens its appeal. The ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Alain Le Toquin was a specialist in ornithology and animal ecology at the Natural History Museum in Paris and has been a photographer for more than twenty years. His work focuses on both cultural and natural heritage, such as a recent book on medieval gardens.

Jacques Bosser is a writer and translator of more than 40 design and photography books. He lives in France.

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