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Gardens in Time

By: Jacques Bosser and Alain Le Toquin

320 pages, 230 col photos

Abrams

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #162530 | ISBN: 0810930927
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About this book

Ambitious in scope and a wonder to examine, Gardens in Time captures two millennia of garden history between its covers. The follow-up to world-renowned photographer Alain Le Toquin's successful The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World, Gardens in Time contains lush and glorious photographs of the nearly 130 gardens that Le Toquin explored across 20 countries--the most comprehensive garden photo documentary ever undertaken by a single photographer. From the Roman gardens at Hadrian's villa to the modern work of landscape gardeners like Fernando Caruncho, the Wirtzes, and Robert Irwin, historical and contemporary gardens are showcased. All are complemented by Jacques Bosser's informative text, which reveals the evolutions, transformations, influences, and trends that characterize these beautiful landscapes, putting into context their aesthetic appeal, both then and now.


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Biography

Before he took up photography, Alain Le Toquin was a researcher in ornithology and animal ecology at the French National Museum of Natural History. After working for magazines such as Figaro, Geo and Le Chasseur francais, he published several works, including Gardens of the Middle Ages and The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World. Alain Le Toquin lives in Paris. Jacques Bosser is a journalist, lecturer, and translator of over 40 books on architecture, design and photography. He contributes to various magazines, including Architectural Digest, He is also the author of The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World and, with Alain Le Toquin, The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World. Jacques Bosser lives in Paris.

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