History, Philosophy and Design
Hardback 421pp Illustrated 248x248mm
9780415496841   Product Code: 21574
What is a garden for, and how does its form reflect its function? Focusing on beliefs, purpose and design philosophy, this magnificent book charts the development of the garden from its origin in the Middle East 12,000 years ago through the extravagant creations of the Baroque to the present day. Illustrated with 900 colour photographs, paintings and diagrams, it features some of the finest gardens in Europe, from Vienna to Versailles, explaining how, why and for whom they were created.