Period Gardens: Landscapes for Houses with History

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Murdoch Books, 2008 - Gardens - 255 pages
"Landscape designer Myles Baldwin show how to create gardens that mesh sympathetically, authentically and workably with period homes. He identifies the defining features of the major design eras ranging from the Renaissance through to Modernism and presents a number of house and garden case studies from Australia, Europe and the UK. There is a practical element, with advice on choosing stylistically appropriate plants, hard landscaping materials and ornamental features. Baldwins approach is not so much about creating or restoring time capsule gardens: instead, he focuses on sympathetically and stylishly blending the old with the new, respecting elements from the past while not being afraid to mix and apply them in a contemporary way. This philosophy makes The New Period Garden a book with broad general appeal, rather than being a specialist or garden history title."--Provided by publisher.

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About the author (2008)

Myles Baldwin is internationally recognised as a leading member of the new generation of groundbreaking landscape designers. Myles has a strong background in horticulture and is passionate about plants. He began his career as an apprentice at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and has studied garden design in Europe and the UK. He has designed gardens in Australia, France and the UK, specialising in creating landscapes that complement residences with period or significant architectural traits. This theme is the focus for his first book.

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