Celebrated landscape artist Jean Mus exemplifies the twofold nature of his field: he designs Mediterranean-style gardens that reflect his extraordinary abilities as both garden artist and knowledgeable horticulturalist. From lush seaside estates to peaceful countryside havens to green oases amid the hustle and bustle of cities, Mus lavish installations which integrate perfectly into the surrounding landscape display a rich spectrum of Mediterranean influences, incorporating pottery, slate walkways, sleek water channels, and regional flora. In "Mediterranean Gardens", Mus invites the reader to explore twenty of the exclusive gardens that have made him famous. Dane McDowell guides us across the artists verdant landscapes throughout southern France and into Greece and Portugal. She divulges the stories behind Mus gardens and peppers the text with technical and reflective anecdotes from the designer himself. The sublime photographs by Vincent Motte offer inspiration to gardeners, landscape designers, and lovers of the Mediterranean region.
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Author Biography - Jean Mus
Landscape architect Jean Mus has integrated the teachings of Ferdinand Bac and Russell Page into his own philosophy and career. With his passion for Provence, he has created the most beautiful gardens in the south of France. Dane McDowell, journalist and academic, is the editor in chief of the magazine Residence Decoration. She contributes regularly to the Figaro Magazine and Connaissance des arts, and is the author of Living in Provence (Flammarion, 2003).Vincent Motte, photographer, lived in Provence for more than twenty years. His wonderful gardening photographs illustrate several books including Gardens in Provence and Gardens of the French Riviera, both published by Flammarion.