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Knot Gardens and Parterres

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Publisher Comments:

This book is conceived in two parts. The first, by the garden historian Robin Whalley, is a well-researched and lively account of the evolution of knot gardens from the first sketches in the fifteenth century to the somewhat bizarre version of the theme created by leading designers today.<P>The book opens with a look at the history of the interlacing knot motif and explains the symbolism behind it. The illustrations are striking examples from Roman, Islamic, Celtic and medieval Christian decorative art. There are woodcuts from Renaissance Italy, knot gardens in splendid Tudor portraits and illustrations from both the earliest gardening manuals and modern photographs of authentic recreations.<P>In the second part, Anne Jennings shows today's gardener how the theme can be used to create unique designs whose crisp and permanent outlines allow the garden to remain an admired feature throughout the year. Every aspect is carefully and confidently covered and illustrated both by line drawings and by inspiring photographs of contemporary schemes.<P>This stimulating and sumptuous book will have a special place in every gardener's library.

Synopsis:

This work on knot gardens is split into two parts. The first looks at the history of the knot garden, showing how it transformed from Tudor times to the embroidered layouts of the 17th century. The second part takes the story from history to practice, showing its influence in the modern day.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 157) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781899531042
Author:
Whalley, Robin
Author:
Jennings, Anne
Publisher:
Barn Elms Publishing
Location:
London :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
History
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Topiary
Subject:
Knot gardens.
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.73x10.54x.67 in. 2.29 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This work on knot gardens is split into two parts. The first looks at the history of the knot garden, showing how it transformed from Tudor times to the embroidered layouts of the 17th century. The second part takes the story from history to practice, showing its influence in the modern day.
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