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Gardens in Provence

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Gardens in Provence.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Louisa Jones(Author),Vincent Motte(Photographer)

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Ever since the nineteenth century Provence has fascinated its numerous visitors. The heart of Provence-the lower Rhone valley-offers an incomparable range of sites: Roman ruins, winding Renaissance hill towns, and labyrinthine grottoes dominated by lofty peaks. Yet the gardens of Provence have remained as secret as the region itself is celebrated. Gardens in Provence takes its readers on a fascinating private tour of some of the loveliest hidden treasures in the south of France. Author Louisa Jones spent more than five years visiting nearly two hundred gardens and her lively and informative text marries history and horticulture, conveying all the charm of the region. With its extensive plant list and visitor's guide, this book is an unending source of inspiration for garden lovers. Spectacular photographs by Vincent Motte capture all the color, beauty, and magic of this patch of heaven on earth.

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  • By Guest on July 19, 2000

    This stunning tribute to the gardens of Provence is truly a masterpiece. The author and photographer have captured the most breathtaking collection of photographs of crafted nature to behold. The care and artistry that is unveiled is the essence of the beautiful plants that are seen in this unique and exquisite area of the world. The wonderful herbs that are evocative of Provence are left wild or cultured into enchanting or simple shapes that enrich the senses. The heady perfumes of Rosemary, thyme, lavender, and all the other local favorites almost reach the olfactory glands through the seductive rendering of this landscape. This book is sensual browsing; put your rosemary, lavender and thyme nearby. Create your own aromatherapy. Better yet, go there!

  • By Charles Martell on June 17, 2017

    I just received this book....i have only skimmed the writing but it looks interesting. So if you want to buy a book on provence gardens to read then this may suffice however if you wish to veiw photographs perhaps look somewhere else.....most of the picture are small and all of the pictures are to my eyes very poorly printed.....the images are not always the sharpest and the color is not particulalry good either....quite dissapointing for me since i bought it to look at and less to read....

  • By William McWhorter on July 17, 2017

    Picture perfect and great reference for my landscape design work.

  • By michael gleason on December 28, 2002

    I was disappointed when I gave this book as a gift to find that it is not exactly the same as the hardcover edition. Some photos are missing that were in the hardcover edition so if you enjoyed that book don't think that this one will replace it. I don't know if the text is different.

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