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Topiary, knots and parterres, Caroline Foley

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Topiary, knots and parterres
Title
Topiary, knots and parterres
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Foley
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Language
eng
Summary
"Topiary, knots and parterres come in many guises, from the grand and imposing to the humble and folksy. In this book Caroline Foley - with the aid of diarists, writers, wits, designers, gardeners and garden owners - traces their story through the centuries and across the world. Starting from the topiary of patrician Rome, she moves through the paradise gardens of Islam and the medieval hortus conclusus to the formal parterres of Renaissance Italy, the more elaborate broderies of the royal French gardens, the complicated conceits of the Tudors and the geometry of the Dutch school. She takes a wry look at the eighteenth century, when many fine formal gardens were scrapped in favour of the English landscape movement (which, in fact, was no less artificial). In the nineteenth century there was a revival of parterres filled with tender bedding plants. Green architecture returned with the Arts and Crafts movement, and the twentieth century saw a joyful resurgence of the topiary peacock and other such conceits, the arrival of the Japanese minimalist school, the cult of the venerable sagging hedge, cloud pruning and the emergence of the cool crisp lines of modernism. German perennial planting, juxtaposed with sharply cut linear hedges, has provided a clever solution to the modern requirements of high style, low maintenance and attention to the environment and to labour costs. Of late a new type of formality has emerged among designers and landscape architects, involving wild-looking prairie planting set off by large-scale sculptural topiary." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Topiary, knots and parterres, Caroline Foley
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Topiary, knots and parterres, Caroline Foley
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn975124417
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Dimensions
28 cm
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Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781910258187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), plans
System control number
(OCoLC)975124417

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