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The Sri Lanka Gardens

David Robson, Dominic Sansoni

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A celebration of two very special tropical gardens and the two remarkable brothers who made them


This is a story of two brothers, Geoffrey and Bevis Bawa, and their exquisite gardens, Lunuganga and Brief, set in the lush tropical landscape of Sri Lanka. It begins with a largely photographic overview of the country’s natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawa’s sensitive treatment of architecture. At the very heart of the book is an intimate portrait of two gloriously detailed gardens and the personalities that brought them into being. But it is also a story about the nature and landscape of an island of exceptional beauty. As such, the book has something to offer followers of Geoffrey Bawa, tropical-garden enthusiasts and to all those seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 27.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Illustrations: 303

Publication date: 26 January 2017

ISBN: 9780500292921

About the Author

David Robson is the author of Bawa: The Complete Works and Beyond Bawa, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Dominic Sansoni is a highly respected Sri Lankan photographer and knew the Bawa brothers from a very early age.

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David Robson, Dominic Sansoni