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