Discover the beauty of one of civilization's most ancient arts with this absorbing history of the garden. Describing the rich cultural and historical influences that have shaped today's designs this lavishly illustrated book is a showcase to the world's most exceptional gardens. From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the modern ecology projects of the 21st century, The Story of Gardening is an enchanting tale to fascinate all.
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Penelope Hobhouse is the doyenne of gardening, the recipient of the Guild of Garden Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the winner of the RHS Victoria medal of honour. Penelope has written many books including; Penelope Hobhouse on Gardening, Colour in Your Garden and Garden Style.From Booklist:
In the pantheon of great gardeners, garden designers, and garden writers, amidst names such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, stands that of Penelope Hobhouse. Esteemed for aesthetic designs that have transformed gardens the world over, this prolific author of classic volumes on horticulture's essential elements now takes on the granddaddy of all topics, the history of gardening itself. Scholarly in approach, it is nonetheless accessible in style. Erudite and entertaining, inclusive and intimate, Hobhouse's coverage provides a compelling chronicle of how garden designs and plant migrations around the world and throughout time have influenced contemporary horticultural developments. Sumptuously illustrated with obscure and opulent works of art, this luxurious volume traces the development of gardening from the earliest Mesopotamian gardeners, whose solutions to fundamental horticultural handicaps have benefited gardeners throughout time, to contemporary landscape architects and ecologists charged with developing bold new interpretations that will preserve and enhance the environment for the future. A meticulously researched, magnificently rendered celebration of gardening's enduring charm and significance. Carol Haggas
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Descripción DK, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111405307145