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Garden Design Close Up

Emma Reuss

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A fount of inspiration filled with creative ideas and practical advice for those looking to give their garden a contemporary makeover

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From modernist to Mediterranean, and from jungle to Japanese, Garden Design Close Up is a goldmine of inspiration for anyone wanting to give their garden a contemporary makeover.

Showcasing 100 exceptional gardens from around the globe, this profusely illustrated book examines the key features of each design in close-up, photographic detail.

With creations by leading British and international landscape architects, such as Dan Pearson, Anthony Paul and Martha Schwartz, Garden Design Close Up will delight all those who enjoy gardens, providing a detailed resource filled with creative ideas and practical advice from award-winning writer and designer Emma Reuss.

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'A beautiful, engaging book … there is an intimacy about the write-up for each garden that is incredibly appealing. In the modern age where we want instant facts and gratification, this book is perfect'
Gardens Illustrated

'Jaw-dropping photographs and truly helpful practical advice aren’t common gardening book bedfellows … this book has both. Aspirational inspiration…'
English Garden

'I’ve been spending days with this book, and would recommend it to anyone practicing, studying, or interested in contemporary garden design'
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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 24.5 x 18.8 cm

Extent: 432 pp

Publication date: 8 September 2014

ISBN: 9780500517512

Contents List

Chapter One: Art Chapter Two: Landscape Chapter Three: World Chapter Four: Plants Chapter Five: Composition Chapter Six: Lifestyle Chapter Seven: Close Up on Colour Chapter Eight: City Space Chapter Nine: Environment Chapter Ten: Atmosphere

About the Author

Emma Reuss trained in garden design at Capel Manor College, Middlesex. She has written for Country Life, the Guardian, Saga Magazine and the Garden Design Journal, and contributed to the BBC and Royal Horticultural Society gardening websites. She was awarded Best Trade Journalist in 2011 for her features about garden design and designers. She has kept her own design skills honed, creating many lovely outdoor spaces, as well as cultivating plants and vegetables in her own compact London garden.

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