Kitchen gardens are a long-standing French tradition. Each region has areas which - depending on climate, terrain and design - boast a range of vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs. This volume seeks to rediscover old-fashioned gardening techniques and obscure produce in an exploration of authentic vegetable gardens growing alongside chateaux or abbeys, small family plots, romantic gardens tended by parish priests, gourmet gardens planned by master chefs and ornamental gardens. The book is divided into four main sections, covering stately homes, country houses, dreams and utopias and garden produce, illuminating the history of the French countryside. Photographs reflect the colour and diversity of vegetable gardens from Paris to the Alps.
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: near fine. First Edition, First Printing. First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 150 gorgeous full color photographs throughout. Printed and bound in France, using high quality glossy paper. Photography by Vincent Motte. 192 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Magnificent and magical kitchen gardens from various regions in France. Codice libro della libreria 024438