The Oxford Companion to Gardens (Oxford Companions)

The Oxford Companion to Gardens (Oxford Companions)

by PatrickGoode (Editor), Michael Lancaster (Editor)


The Companion covers the history and design of gardens all over the world from the earliest known examples to the present day. The first comprehensive reference book on the history and design of gardens all over the world. Written by a team of 170 expert contributors and edited by experts in the field, this attractive Companion boasts over 1,500 entries and 250 black-and-white illustrations, including articles on roof-gardens, water gardens, secret gardens, and other special types of garden. It contains essays on garden elements, such as fountains, grottoes, herbaceous borders, hedges and follies, as well as giving accounts of garden history in individual countries. Definitions of English and foreign-language garden terms are given, as are biographies of designers, patrons, plant-collectors, and garden enthusiasts.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 656
Edition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 13 Sep 2001

ISBN 10: 0198604408
ISBN 13: 9780198604402

Author Bio

Patrick Goode is Senior Lecturer in landscape history at Thames Polytechnic in Kent, England, and co-author of Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardener, 1752-1818. Michael Lancaster is an architect, landscape architect and Head of the Division of Landscape Architecture at Thames Polytechnic University in Kent, England. He is the author of Britain in View: Color and the Landscape. Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe> is an architect and landscape architect and the author of many books, including the classic Studies in Landscape Design. His recent works include the redesign of the gardens at Sutton Palace, near Guilford, England. The late Dr. Susan Jellicoe was a designer and the author of The Landscape of Man (with Geoffrey Jellicoe).