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The Garden Book

A sumptuously illustrated A-Z guide to 500 garden designers worldwide.

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


Price: USD$45.00



  • A sumptuously illustrated survey of 500 garden designers worldwide, organized in A-Z order
  • Presents an unrivalled range of gardens from the fountained oases of ancient Persia to the classical gardens of Europe and the contemporary sculptured landscapes of the US
  • Each designer is represented by his or her finest garden, with accessible commentary placing the maker and garden in stylistic and historical context
  • Sublime views represent each garden - the famous and public as well as those destroyed, mythical and private
  • Includes an informative cross-referencing system linking designers who work in similar styles, movements or time periods
  • Contains an essential glossary and directory of gardens around the world that are open to the public


In The Press
'A truly sumptuous encyclopeida ... its range is magnificent - from ancient China and India to Renaissance Italy to modern Los Angeles.' (Sunday Telegraph Magazine)

'Read it and relax.' (The Times)

'A good introduction to the pioneers who defined modern gardening.' (Garden Answers)

'This highly accessible overview of 500 garden designers covers gardens and landscapes as diverse as ancient Persia, classical Europe and the contemporary United States.' (The Indianapolis Star)

About the author(s)


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Carlo Scarpa
The Chinese Art Book
The Design Book
Art Cities of the Future

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