Mediterranean Landscape Design: Vernacular Contemporary

Mediterranean Landscape Design: Vernacular Contemporary
Author: 
Louisa Jones
Publisher: 
Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 
2012
ISBN: 
978–0–500–51611–9

cloth, 224 pp., $60.00

A resident of southern France for several decades, Canadian garden writer Louisa Jones brings to the pages of this text her observations on the culture, art, and landscapes of the Mediterranean region, accompanied by hundreds of photographs by Clive Nichols. Indicating that there is occasional variance in accepted meanings, she first defines the terminology used in her text. Her narrative then turns to such prominent landscape elements as mountains, stone works, earthworks, woodworks, and seascape before setting off on a discussion of greenery surrounding gardens. In her conclusion, she says, “Many are moved by vernacular Mediterranean landscapes, which, at their best, suggest a model for sustainable partnership that is very old and very new, and always full of wonder.”

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
14
Number: 
4