SKU: 010072 Category:


The Formal Garden: Traditions of Art and Nature
ISBN: 0500015422
Book #: 010072

Author: Laird, Mark
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Place: New York
Year: 1992
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Near Fine Condition
Jacket Cond.: Near Fine
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 4to
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
First American Edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Green gilt stamped and decorated paper over boards, illustrated end papers, 306 illustrations, 151 in color, 240 pages, Index, Bibliography, Glossary of Planting Terms, Gazetteer of Major Formal Gardens. In a color pictorial dust jacket that is lightly scuffed. This is a heavy book and may require extra shipping charges especially to International destinations. "In this major study new research combines with glorious illustrations to demonstrate for the first time how historic gardens were originally conceived, and how they have changed. In the course of his wide-ranging investigation, the author draws on archival sources ? maps, plans, published and unpublished descriptions ? and his own horticultural expertise to look afresh at over fifty of the finest surviving gardens in Europe and the United States. All the major styles ? Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Regence, Rococo ? are represented, along with nineteenth and twentieth century revivals." Illustrator: Palmer, Hugh [Photographs]. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gardening; Art & Design. ISBN: 0500015422. ISBN/EAN: 9780500015421. Inventory No: 010072.