By John Dixon Hunt

A jap backyard is instantly special to the attention from the normal gardens of an English manor apartment, simply because the manicured topiaries of Versailles distinction with the pointy cacti of the yankee Southwest. notwithstanding gardening is loved internationally, the fashion of gardens themselves varies from quarter to quarter, decided as a lot by way of tradition as weather. during this sequence of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on an international journey of alternative classes within the making of gardens.
Hunt indicates the following how cultural assumptions and native geography have formed gardens and their which means. He explores our carrying on with responses to land and reworkings of the flora and fauna, encompassing a huge diversity of gardens, from historic Roman instances to early Islamic and Mughal gardens, from Venetian gardens to chinese language and eastern gardens, in addition to the discovery of the general public park and sleek panorama structure. an international of Gardens seems to be at key chapters in backyard background, reviewing their importance in earlier and current and tracing the recurrence of alternative issues and motifs within the layout and reception of gardens in the course of the global.
A international of Gardens celebrates the concept comparable stories of gardens are available in lots of varied instances and areas, together with sacred landscapes, medical gardens, city gardens, secluded gardens and symbolic gardens. good illustrated and wide-ranging, this booklet is a treasure trove of principles and inspiration.

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