A Glossary of Garden History
3rd Revised edition
By (author) Michael Symes
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Glossary of Garden History by Michael Symes
Book DescriptionAs the number of visitors to historic gardens has increased dramatically in recent years, demand has grown for information about the history both of individual gardens and of garden styles. This alphabetical glossary of over five hundred entries explains and illustrates such terms so that readers of garden literature and visitors to gardens may appreciate more fully what they are reading about or seeing. A final chapter outlines the work of leading British garden designers from John Evelyn to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806462
(210mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Symes
Observations on Modern Gardening, by Thomas What - An Eighteenth-Century Study of the English Landscape Garden, Hardback (May 2016)
Edition, with commentary, of the first comprehensive attempt to describe the landscape garden.
Mr Hamilton's Elysium, Hardback (September 2010)
This book is the first to give the story of Charles Hamilton and his creation. It is fully illustrated with archive images and wonderful photographs of the park and its amazing buildings.
English Rococo Garden, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Michael Symes
Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre - the English Rococo garden, an intriguing branch of eighteenth-century horticulture, was all these and more. This book relates the components of the Rococo garden to movements in art and architecture that had developed in Britain and in Europe, and shows its appeal to amateur designers and owners.
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Author Biography - Michael Symes
Michael Symes is a garden historian whose interested developed from literature to real gardens, particularly those of the eighteeenth century. For several years he has taught garden history to adults in university extra-mural classes and has engaged in research which has resulted in a number of publications. His books 'The English Rococo Garden' and 'Garden Sculpture' also appear in the Shire Garden History series.
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