Apremont (Small Books of Great Gardens) - Hardcover
The Floral Park of Apremont, in the heart of France, was opened to the public in 1977. It is a fairy-tale setting in which a towered castle rises over a flower-frilled medieval village on the bank of the Allier River. Its owner, the celebrated landscape architect Gilles de Brissac, has knit villages and castle park together with theme gardens, mixed borders, flowering shrubs and trees, cascades, a succession of lakes, and a series of architectural follies. This manual explores the Gardens through photographs and text, and includes garden maps, plant lists and practical information on visiting times and best seasons.
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From Library Journal:
These four exquisite books launch a new series profiling famous gardens, including the Islamic water gardens of Spain's Alhambra; Ninfa, a romantic garden laid out in the ruins of a medieval village 45 miles southeast of Rome; the tropical Moroccan gardens of Majorelle, laid out in the 1920s by French artist Louis Majorelle and now owned by Yves St. Laurent and partner Berg?; and the fairy-tale setting of Apremont, in which a towered castle rises over a flower-filled medieval village on the bank of the Allier River. Each of these little books (6" x 9") relates the history of the region and garden spot and the construction of the garden and includes over 100 color photographs, many double- page spreads. The stunning photography is by noted garden photographer de Virieu, the texts by individuals who know and love the featured garden. All the gardens are open to the public, and each book contains visitor information and garden layouts. Despite a few flaws (the small print in the captions is difficult to read, and Alhambra had a messy word-processing mix-up that wasn't caught), these breathtakingly lovely books make a wonderful introduction for anyone who plans to visit these gardens. Highly recommended for garden or travel collections.ACarol Cubberley, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
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- PublisherVendome Press
- Publication date2004
- ISBN 10 086565204X
- ISBN 13 9780865652040
- Edition number1
- Number of pages79