By (author) Michael Symes
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Garden Sculpture by Michael Symes
Book DescriptionGarden sculpture is an aspect of garden history that has not received a great deal of attention, particularly in Britain, and yet its impact in a garden can be considerable, adding an extra dimension and creating a fascination of its own. In this book the history of sculpture in British gardens is traced from Tudor times to the present day, showing the strong influence of Italy - both classical and Renaissance - and France. Materials and techniques are discussed and the work of the leading garden sculptors is described.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747803201
(210mm x 150mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Michael Symes
Michael Symes is a garden historian based at Birkbeck College, London, whos interest developed from literature (a research thesis on garden poetry) to real gardens, particularly those of the eighteenth century. For many years he has taught garden history to adults in university extra-mural classes and he has published a number of books. He is on the Council of the Garden History Society.
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