Mediterranean Landscape Design: Vernacular Contemporary

    By

    Illustrated with hundreds of exceptional photographs by award-winning photographer Clive Nichols, and drawing on nearly forty years of exploration by Louisa Jones, this book offers a fresh vision of the Mediterranean, past and future, linking cultural diversity and natural balance as discovered in its gardens, landscape design, literature, art and architecture. Divided into eleven sections built around themes such as stoneworks, earthworks, woodworks and seascapes, each of the featured works observes the logic of place as determined by climate, geology, flora and fauna, architecture and land use. The book includes well-known designers such as Heidi Gildemeister, Mary Keen, Arnaud Maurieres and Eric Ossart, Jacqueline Morabito, Paolo Pejrone and Nicole de Vesian, as well as land artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Ian Hamilton Finlay and herman de vries. Glorious locations include the romantic landscaped ruins of Ninfa in Italy; hidden gardens in Venice; a 'lichen boulevard' in the Ardeche mountains; trees turned into sculptures in Provence; hardscaping in southern Morocco; and the quarries at Bibemus that once inspired Paul Cezanne. It comes complete with a listing of useful contact details for practitioners and sites to visit.

    View more

    Number of Pages: 224
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780500516119
    Publication Date:
    Listed in: Landscape art & architecture
    Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

    Books by Louisa Jones

    Hardback

    RRP: £32.00

    Sale Price: £21.66

    Save: £10.34 per copy!

    Side-Banner-Right-188px-fd.jpg
    Books TV & Movies

    You might also like...

    Latest from the blog

    Fantastic new recipe book from Sabrina Ghayour 'Sirocco'

    Sabrina Ghayour's long awaited second recipe book Sirocco is out this month and is a great follow up to Persianna. Read article

    Ten Great Bedtime Reads from The Great British Bookshop and Aspace

    We have teamed up with Aspace (www.aspace.co.uk) who create beautiful room for Children to bring you 10 great bedtime reads for your little ones. Read article

    Latest from Twitter

    • @TheGBBookshop - 2 years ago

      Lottery funding for dementia reading project £2m pledged for Reading Agency scheme to pair readers with dementia sufferers

      @TheGBBookshop - 2 years ago

      Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has held on to the number one spot for a sixth week #HarryPotter #CursedChild @littlebrown @pottermore

    • @TheGBBookshop - 2 years ago

      @thebookseller @MartinaCole @Jeffrey_Archer @Foyles

      @TheGBBookshop - 2 years ago

      Frith wins inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize for illustration t.co/U9P08h4XMG

    • @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      RT @Gue_de_Bost: #Dordogneholidaycottage available Sept tweet to book for more info

      @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      The editor is just back from france @HomeAwayUK! t.co/IWutTER1x7