paper, 183 p., $39.95
Given the worldwide interest in gardens, this volume provides a valuable perspective on the gardens of 50 prominent architects, designers and landscapers. Ranging from outdoor entertainment centers to peaceful gazebos, all the gardens are important to the owners' daily lives. With more than 300 photographs, this book pictures gardens from a townhouse garden in San Francisco to a rustic country cottage landscape outside Paris. Gardens in the book are divided into four groups: explorers, romanticists, interpreters and Earth spirits.
This book is a coffee table-sized book that provides plenty of ideas for gardens. For professionals, it will be a source of new and unusual methods and plans, although it certainly doesn't rate as an everyday resource.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.