Gardens of Portugal by Helena Attlee
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Gardens of Portugal
By Helena Attlee

The Gardens of Portugal

By (author) See other recent books by Helena Attlee
Photographs by John Ferro Sims See other recent books by John Ferro Sims
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $59.99
Your Price: $53.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.70 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Gardens of Portugal by Helena Attlee

Book Description

The gardens of Portugal are among the most cosmopolitan in the world. The product of Portugal's long seafaring history, they bring together ideas from East and West in a style that is, in both design and planting, confident, flamboyant, exotic, and distinctly Portuguese. In the golden age of Portuguese exploration the glazed tiles and distinctive water tanks of the Moorish style were combined with the open loggias and box parterres of the Italian Renaissance, and gardens were decorated with statues and reliefs of dolphins, sea horses, anchors and other maritime motifs. From China, Japan, Africa, Australia and the Americas, Portugal's seafarers brought new seeds and plants such as camellias and rhododendrons that flourished in the mild climate. This book describes some twenty-eight gardens, stunningly photographed by John Ferro Sims.

Buy Gardens of Portugal book by Helena Attlee from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780711226937
ISBN-10: 0711226938
Format: Hardback
(295mm x 250mm x 20mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Helena Attlee

Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee Land Where Lemons Grow, Hardback (April 2015)

A unique culinary adventure through Italian history

Italian Gardens by Helena Attlee Italian Gardens, Paperback (September 2012)

The great gardens of Italy from the time of Petrarch up to the present day, illustrated with photographs and contemporary drawings and paintings.

Great Gardens of Britain by Helena Attlee Great Gardens of Britain, Hardback (July 2011)

Twenty of Britain's finest gardens, described by Helena Attlee and shown in Alex Ramsay's glorious photographs.

Italy's Private Gardens by Helena Attlee Italy's Private Gardens, Hardback (October 2010)

A deeply informed tour of twenty of Italy's finest gardens in the revealing company of their owners, with glorious photographs.

» View all books by Helena Attlee

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Gardens of Portugal book by Helena Attlee and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Helena Attlee

Helena Attlee is an author and journalist who has made the garden and its history her special subject. Her books include The Gardens of Portugal Italian Gardens: A Cultural History and Gardens of Wales (all publishd by Frances Lincoln). She lectures widely, writes for a wide range of journals and magazines, and leads specialist garden tours. She lives in Presteigne, Powys, with her husband, the photographer Alex Ramsay. John Ferro Sims is a photographer and writer. His books include The Renaissance of Italian Gardens and The Renaissance of Italian Cooking both with Lorenza de'Medici, and Landscape in Italy with Lisa St Aubin de Teran.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Helena Attlee close
Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee
Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee
Italian Gardens by Helena Attlee
Great Gardens of Britain by Helena Attlee
Italy's Private Gardens by Helena Attlee
Gardens of Japan by Helena Attlee
Gardens of Wales by Helena Attlee
Most Beautiful Country Towns of Provence by Helena Attlee
»
Recent books by John Ferro Sims close
Gardens of Portugal by John Ferro Sims
Garden at Bomarzo by John Ferro Sims
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close