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Mediterranean Landscape Design

Vernacular Contemporary

Louisa Jones


A spectacular survey of site-specific works by contemporary landscape architects, designers, artists, sculptors and gardeners who have taken inspiration from the ancient landscapes of the Mediterranean region


With hundreds of exceptional photographs by award-winning photographer Clive Nichols, and drawing on thirty years of exploration by Louisa Jones, this book offers a fresh vision of the Mediterranean, linking gardens, landscape design, literature, art and architecture.

Creative talents from many contexts meet here, such as Gilles Clément and Andy Goldsworthy, Nicole de Vésian and Ian Hamilton Finlay, Arnaud Maurières and Eric Ossart, Mary Keen, herman de vries and Paolo Pejrone.

Today’s artists, designers, architects and gardeners explore vernacular materials, skills and sites to produce extraordinary landscape art that affirms an ideal of partnership with nature. Whether in France, Greece, Italy, Morocco or Spain, the logic of place is determined by climate, geology, flora and fauna, architecture and land use.

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'Ambitious and scholarly … Clive Nichols’s photographs speak with eloquence'
Gardens Illustrated

'Louisa Jones has lived in southern France for nearly 40 years and her knowledge of and passion for the region is distilled in this scholarly work … Immensely inspirational and informative'
Garden Design Journal

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 29.0 x 26.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 265

Publication date: 5 August 2013

ISBN: 9780500291115

About the Author

Louisa Jones has lived in southern France for nearly forty years. She is the author of many books on gardens and landscape. She is the author of many books on gardens and landscape, including Kitchen Gardens of France, The French Country Garden, Reinventing the Garden and The Garden Visitor’s Companion. Clive Nichols is one of the world’s most successful flower and garden photographers, and in 2005 was voted Garden Photographer of the Year by the Garden Writers Guild.

List of Contributors

Clive Nichols

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