The Bartlett Book of Garden Elements
A Practical Compendium of Inspired DesignsBook - 2014
Once the horticultural bones of a garden have been laid out, the next questions generally considered are the manmade objects that are required. There are any num¬ber of approaches, and the savvy gardener, after deter¬mining what designs would be best suited to the site and how additions should be positioned, wonders: "What are the options?" Whether it's benches, bridges, or bird¬houses, paving stones, fountains, or gazebos, this book is the "go to" source to find the answers, the best of their kind, hundreds of examples, all illustrated in color, and representing solutions from around the world. Here, in over 1000 photographs, are the possibili¬ties that can be considered. On every page are multiple images of what can be bought "off the shelf" or repro¬duced by a master craftsman, structures and solutions displayed in every sort of position and environment. Whatever the challenge, the Bartletts have seen it, solved it, or recorded the best that exists. In twenty chap¬ters, they lay out possibilities from around the world, each chapter preceded by a lengthy essay on the history and evolution of the structure in question and the best way to approach the challenges of choice and location. For years to come and for gardeners worldwide, this will be the standard reference, an ambitious, comprehensive, and colorful compendium of the very best garden orna¬ments and elements presently available.
Publisher: Jaffrey, New Hampshire : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 28 cm