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Flowers in the world's most beautiful gardens
photographed by Alain Le Toquin ; text by Yves-Marie Allain ; translated from the French by Nicholas Elliott.
Design Library Call Number
  Stacks SB465 .A4413 2012 (Browse Shelf) Available
Other Titles
  • Uniform Title: Fleur dans l'art des jardins. English
Other Authors
  • ISBN: 9781419705588
  • ISBN: 141970558X
  • OCLC Number: 781677553
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Originally published in 2012 under the title La fleur dans l'art des jardins by Éditions de la Martinière.
  • Translated from the French.
Table of Contents

From botanical curiosity to common garden decoration -- Exotic, indigenous, and exogenous plants -- pleasure gardens -- The rose -- Floral decoration in the Middle Ages and Renaissance -- The iris -- The flower in the classic French formal garden -- The tulip -- New theories of color in the nineteenth century -- Chevreul's theory of colors -- Rhododendron and azalea -- Scientific and technical progress in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- The water lily -- Flower carpets -- Mosaiculture, an atypical modern trend -- Perennial plant flower beds -- The wisteria -- The peony, a delicate flower -- The flower-covered meadow -- Grasses -- Conclusion.