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Gardens in Art (Guide to Imagery Series) Paperback – 1 May 2007

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum (1 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892368853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892368853
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lucia Impelluso is a successful architect, and the author of several volumes in the Getty Museum's Guide to Imagery series.

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Professional texts are complemented by an extensive visual accompaniment, many reproductions of paintings and photos, very nice overview. The book would benefit from a larger format at least B5.
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By M Mayo on 8 Nov 2013
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Bought as a present for a friend who is doing a gardening course but has also studied art. It was well received.
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excellent review of underrated subject 5 Jan 2013
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This book has approximately 350 images of gardens as depicted in mostly western art , ranging from about 1400 BC to 1985 (though most of the images here are from the 15th to 19th century). About 95% of the images reproduce paintings, the rest being sketches or photos of sculpture and architectural elements. Some of the featured well-known artists include Brueghel, Bruegel, Botticelli, Cranach, Titian, Tintoretto, Mantegna, Rubens, Watteau, Fragonard, Hokusai, Fuseli, Blake, Poussin, Sargent, Turner, Hogarth, Boucher, Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Manet, Duchamp, and Warhol. Many, many other artists of every time period and style are featured as well.
This is the second book of the "Guide to Imagery" series I've bought, and I continue to be impressed. I'm already planning to buy about 10 more books in the series. But art aficionados beware, this is not a traditional art book. This is more of an educational book. On average, there is one image per page, but some take two pages.
As for the negatives, the images are mostly to blame. About 1/4 of the images are shockingly small, at about 1.5 x 3". These images are basically distractions. They're too small to discern anything but basic color and composition. Also, some pictures are basically dropped into the book with no explanation, leaving you to put the pieces together. Nevertheless, this book appeals to a wide readership. For anyone who loves art, gardens, history, or art history, this book is well worth the money. The scholarship here is excellent, and anyone remotely interested in the subject should be delighted.
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