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Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens [Hardcover]

Barbara Baker
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Book Description

8 Oct 2013
'Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens' offers a rare opportunity to view twenty gardens not generally open to the public.'The outstanding gardens featured in 'Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens' are all designed by innovative, influential, award-winning designers. Fascinating text and sumptuous photography profile each garden, analysing the relationship between the garden and its setting, planting schemes, the aims of the designers, and their achievements. In addition, the book examines the ways in which the designers' personalities affect their creations, and how their own gardens differ from those of their clients. 'Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens' is an inspirational, informative and beautiful work, which will appeal to anyone who is interested in landscape architecture or garden design, be they a beginner or a professional. The gardens featured belong to and have been designed by: Patrick Blanc, Fernando Caruncho, Kate Cullity, Jim Fogarty, Ludwig Gerns, Adriaan Geuze, Isabelle Greene, Bunny Guinness, Ron Lutsko, Shunmyo Masuno, Dan Pearson, Antonio Perazzi, Tony Smith, Ted Smyth, Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon, Jacques Wirtz, Ute Wittich, Made Wijaya and Stephen Woodhams. The book presents the gardens of designers from the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, The United States, Japan, and Indonesia.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Garden Art Press (8 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1870673794
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870673792
  • Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 24.6 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The book's author Barbara Baker, a British writer described as a 'keen' gardener, turns out to be an intrepid researcher, curious and tireless. Not only did she carefully choose the designers who appear in her book, she also travelled to 12 different countries to meet them and tour their gardens.' --Jeanne Rostaing, Gardenista Blog (Vol. 7, Issue 94); October 23, 2013

This is a must-have for budding designers, professional and amateur and amateur' --Telegraph

'A handsome volume with enticing photography' --The Irish Gardener

About the Author

Barbara Baker is the author of many books including 'Dream Gardens of England' (Merrell Publishers, 2010) and 'Why We Garden: Stories of a British Obsession' (Aston House Press, 2004). Barbara is a keen gardener herself, and is a member of the Garden Media Guild, and has given talks at universities, societies, and on the radio.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Garden designers' hidden gardens 23 Nov 2013
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It is indeed a privilege and a pleasure to step into these eminent garden designers' own gardens via Barbara's latest book. And it is amazing to see what the designers do for themselves as opposed to what they do for their clients. Diverse, inspirational, and fascinating gardens are all described and shown off via beautiful photography. It is must for all gardeners, beginners and experts. Go buy it now.
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