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The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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ISBN13: 9780198662556
ISBN10: 0198662556
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Devoted to gardens of every kind and the people involved in their making, The Oxford Companion to the Garden provides comprehensive coverage in 1,750 alphabetical entries detailing all aspects of the garden--from the ancient to the avant garde. It combines a survey of the world's gardens, biographies of garden designers, nurserymen, and others, and entries on the worlds of horticulture and plantsmanship, with articles on a range of topics from garden visiting to garden elements and styles, and from scientific issues to the social history of gardens.

Sumptuous color photographs by some of the world's best garden photographers, and elegant engravings of historical subjects give a vivid impression of what it is like to be in these inspirational gardens. Every type of garden is covered, from palace gardens such as Versailles to private gardens of outstanding design or plant interest, public gardens, botanic gardens and arboreta, late 20th-century land art, and contemporary gardens everywhere. Central to the book are the garden cultures of Italy, Britain, France, China, Japan, and the USA--unquestionably the most significant in the world--but the geographical coverage is worldwide, including such far-flung regions as Turkey, Peru, and Bali.

Synopsis:

This book provides comprehensive coverage in 1,750 entries detailing all aspects of the garden. Every type of garden is covered, but central to the book are the garden cultures of Italy, Britain, France, China, Japan, and the United States, as well as coverage for countries such as Turkey, Peru, and Bali.

About the Author

Patrick Taylor is a well-known garden writer and lecturer. He has been writing about gardens and gardening for nearly twenty years and is the author of many books. He also has had regular columns in or written articles for The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Country Life, Gardens Illustrated, and The Garden.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Preface


List of Advisory Editors


List of Contributors


Thematic Index


Guide to the Colour Illustrations


Note to the Reader


A-Z text


Bibliography


Select index


Picture credits


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saphiregirl, August 13, 2010 (view all comments by saphiregirl)
Some of it can be a little wordy, but overall it is a fabulous text to read as one journeys through the history of incredibly beautiful gardens throughout the world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780198662556
Editor:
Taylor, Patrick
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Taylor, Patrick
Author:
Taylor, Patrick
Author:
null, Patrick
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture and Gardening
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Agriculture | Horticulture & Gardening
Publication Date:
20060501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
96 color plates and 45 historical engrav
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
8.8 x 11 x 1.6 in 5.7 lb

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Product details 584 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780198662556 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book provides comprehensive coverage in 1,750 entries detailing all aspects of the garden. Every type of garden is covered, but central to the book are the garden cultures of Italy, Britain, France, China, Japan, and the United States, as well as coverage for countries such as Turkey, Peru, and Bali.
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