By John Dixon Hunt

A eastern backyard is instantly exact to the attention from the normal gardens of an English manor condo, simply because the manicured topiaries of Versailles distinction with the pointy cacti of the yankee Southwest. although gardening is cherished across the world, the fashion of gardens themselves varies from area to sector, decided as a lot through tradition as weather. during this sequence of illustrated essays, John Dixon Hunt takes us on a global travel of other classes within the making of gardens.
Hunt indicates right here how cultural assumptions and native geography have formed gardens and their which means. He explores our carrying on with responses to land and reworkings of the flora and fauna, encompassing a large variety of gardens, from old Roman instances to early Islamic and Mughal gardens, from Venetian gardens to chinese language and eastern gardens, in addition to the discovery of the general public park and sleek panorama structure. an international of Gardens seems to be at key chapters in backyard historical past, reviewing their importance in previous and current and tracing the recurrence of other topics and motifs within the layout and reception of gardens during the global.
A global of Gardens celebrates the concept comparable stories of gardens are available in lots of diversified occasions and locations, together with sacred landscapes, clinical gardens, city gardens, secluded gardens and symbolic gardens. good illustrated and wide-ranging, this booklet is a treasure trove of principles and inspiration.

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