Garden: Exploring the Horticultural World

Phaidon. Oct. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781838665975. $64.95. GARDENING
Gardens have been muses around the world for centuries of art and pop culture, and this book by Phaidon editors spotlights many stunning visuals that reflect that inspiration and humanity’s relationship with the garden. Featuring depictions of gardens in a wide range of inspiring mediums—including illustration, textile, photography, sculpture, film, and pop-culture novelties, alongside plans for some of history’s most famous gardens—this detailed book is designed to appeal to both general readers and seasoned experts in the fields of gardening and the arts. Some of these works might seem familiar, such as Mattel’s Gardening Barbie, while the handwoven textiles from around the world and photographs and paintings of Japanese Zen gardens are highlights that will magnetize readers and grow their curiosity as they read from cover to cover.
VERDICT A feast for the eyes and the imagination for every type of gardener. A great addition to any gardening or art collection.
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