In Search of Paradise is a survey of the great gardens of the world, presented through photographic images and the descriptions of the garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse. Here you will find the oases of the Middle East, the gardens of Chinese scholars, Japanese sages and Renaissance humanists, French baroque gardens, the English landscape garden of Capability Brown and his followers. Here too are the gardens of the great modern designers, among them Roberto Burle Marx, Fernando Caruncho, Dan Kiley, John Brookes and James van Sweden.
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Penelope Hobhouse takes readers on a voyage through time, commencing with the utopian gardens of Persia and working through to the typical gardens of today. Who better to do it? ... This is a totally delectable book that will enthral anyone, whether their passion be gardens or photography. It will certainly be picked up time after time. (John Flynn)
Another wonderful book from Northern Ireland's great gardening writer Penelope Hobhouse. This lovely tome would make a superb present, if you can bear to give it away. ( Scottish Sunday Herald)
Penelope Hobhouse is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.
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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0711226156 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0358934
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110711226156