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Gardens of the World : Two Thousand Years of Garden Design - Jean-Paul Pigeat

Gardens of the World

Two Thousand Years of Garden Design

Hardcover Published: 8th March 2004
ISBN: 9782080112729
Number Of Pages: 224

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Internationally renowned expert Jean-Paul Pigeat sets out to examine both the enduring styles and the bold new trends in garden design. Pigeat juxtaposes traditional and contemporary garden designs, exploring their themes as expressions of a culture's artistic creativity and social structure.

Pigeat retraces his steps through famous and lesser-known gardens around the world-from Roman emperor Hadrian's universalist Tivoli park to Middle Eastern water gardens, and from eighteenth-century British garden design to a modern-day lightning field. Each garden has something to teach about the history of garden design, from the ostentatious design of Versailles, where the sumptuous layout reflects the monarch's power, to the inspired innovation of the Eden Project in England, which aims to teach visitors about the environment, our most precious resource; to the cutting-edge design of the Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington, which reclaimed a former industrial site for the people of the city to enjoy.

Lavishly illustrated, with a lush format and informative text this truly magnificent panorama of garden design will meet the expectations of professional, designers, and garden travelers alike.

The art of gardensp. 6
In the Beginning: Water Gardensp. 8
Mery-sur-Oisep. 10
The Villa d'Estep. 14
Water gardens, past and presentp. 18
Gardens of the Godsp. 34
The Lightning Fieldp. 36
Versaillesp. 38
Paradise gardensp. 44
Gardens as Expressions of Wealthp. 56
PepsiCop. 58
The Taj Mahalp. 62
Gardens of powerp. 64
Gardens of Knowledgep. 88
The Eden Projectp. 90
Portrackp. 94
Gardens of learningp. 96
Recreational Gardensp. 118
The Tarot gardenp. 120
Hellbrunnp. 122
Variations on a themep. 124
Landscapingp. 138
Derek Jarman's gardenp. 140
Karlsbergp. 142
The eye of the beholderp. 146
A Miniature Worldp. 160
Little Spartap. 162
Hadrian's Villap. 164
Gardens and societyp. 166
A Return to Intimacyp. 178
The Jardin Floup. 180
Seison-kakup. 182
Secret gardensp. 184
Gardens for the Peoplep. 204
Central Parkp. 206
Nimes la Fontainep. 208
Gardens of their timep. 210
Index of gardens, places, and designersp. 222
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ISBN: 9782080112729
ISBN-10: 2080112724
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 8th March 2004
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 33.66 x 25.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.86
Edition Number: 1